Current Events - April 17

Purpose:
  • Create a general overview of several current events stories.
  • Summarize (Own Words) a current event in a student’s own words using brief jot-notes.
  • Use the ‘Who, What & Why’ model

Instructions:
  1. Research 4 current events stories. (shoot for 4 - 3 is OK)
  2. Each stories will include:
    1. Date & Headline
    2. Description of the important aspect of the story summarized in your own words using 4 bulleted points. (Who, What & Why)

  3. Jot notes will be made in a Google Doc. Do not print – You no longer need to share these - please name them "April 18 Current Events" and place in the Google Drive Social Studies folder.

(In case you finish early - Here is the Chapter 10/11 Study Guide )

Story Ideas:
  • Escalating tensions between Russia and the US (and England)
  • The legal dispute around the Kinder Morgan pipeline through BC
  • Looming trade war between the US and China
  • Investigations into the way Facebook handles privacy
  • US & Canada NAFTA Negotiations