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 "November 14 Current Events" and place in the Google Drive Social Studies folder.

Story Ideas:


  • Remembrance Day in Canada
  • Impact of rising interest rates
  • Recent elections in the United States