Current Events Extra Credit Project
Find a current national or international news story that deals with a social, political, or economic topic (no sports, entertainment, or local interest stories will be accepted). Read it thoroughly, making sure to focus on the important information (Who, What, Where, When, Why, & How) and any differing viewpoints about the topic. Clip it out of a newspaper or print it off the Internet and present it with the following information:
1. The date of the article.
2. The source of the article.
3. A vocabulary list that defines any words or terms you did not understand.
4. A summary of the article in your own words. This should include all the key points, important information, key individuals, and events mentioned in the story. (Two to three paragraphs)
5. A personal analysis or reaction to the story. (One to two paragraphs)
6. A political cartoon that expresses your reaction to the story.
Some good sources for national and international news are:
Note: You can only turn in one current events project per marking period.