This page explains the Current Events assignments we will do throughout the year. These assignments align to the following teaching and learning standards:
Strand 1: Concept 10: Contemporary United States
PO 1. Describe current events using information from class discussions and various resources (e.g., newspapers, magazines, television, Internet, books, maps).
PO 2. Identify the connection between current and historical events and issues using information from class discussions and various resources (e.g., newspapers, magazines, television, Internet, books, maps).
We will do four current event forms a quarter and will present one. The four will count toward their social studies grade, and the presentation will be analyzed under Speaking and Listening. They can complete these at their own pace, as long as all four are completed and turned in before the end of each quarter. They have been given forms to complete for the assignments. Below, I have embedded links to safe and popular sites for student appropriate current event sources. Please have your student click on the logo/images to connect to the sites.