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Current Events

 

Name____________________                           Period____________

                                   

 

Social Studies Current Events Booklet

 

It is important to stay up-to-date on what is going on in the world.  To help you on your quest to stay current, you will create a current events booklet based on the categories below.  At the end of this semester, you will have a booklet that gives a broad overview of the key topics discussed in the news.  Students must have at least half (9) of the project completed by Winter Break.  At this point, student’s booklet will be collected and graded.

 

A

Newspaper

B

Internet

C

Television

D

National

(United States)

E

New York

F

Social Studies

G

Local

(Metro Atlanta Area)

 

H

Science

I

International

(Outside of the U.S.)

J

Government

K

Education

L

 Sports

M

Famous Georgian

N

Music

O

Social Issue

P

Entertainment

Q

Technology

R

Your Choice

 


CURRENT EVENT RUBRIC

Name: ________________________________

Date: _____________________

 

 

Grade: ____________

Teacher: 

 

 

Criteria

Value

 

 

1/0- Bronze

2- Silver

3-Gold

4-Platinum

 

Choice Of Article
(Article Attached)

Article chosen is irrelevant to the assignment.

Article relevance is weak.

Article chosen is relevant to class assignment.

Article is carefully chosen for its relevance to class assignment.

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Who

The student did not detail any of the parties affected by this news.

The student details some of the parties affected by this news.

The student details most of the parties affected by this news.

The student details all of the parties affected by this news.

____

What

The student does not identify any major facts of the article.

The student identifies some of the major facts of the article.

The student identifies most of the major facts of the article.

The student identifies all of the major facts of the article.

____

When

The student does not identify any major dates relative to this article.

The student identifies some of the major dates relative to this article.

The student identifies most of the major dates relative to this article.

The student identifies all of the major dates relative to this article.

____

Where

The student does not identify any major locations relative to this article.

The student identifies some of the major locations relative to this article.

The student identifies most of the major locations relative to this article.

The student identifies all of the major locations relative to this article.

____

Mechanics and Spelling

There are many mistakes in mechanics and/or spelling.

There are several mistakes in mechanics and/or spelling.

There are minor mistakes in mechanics and/or spelling that do not detract from the presentation.

There are no mistakes in mechanics and/or spelling.

____

Opinion

 Missing an opinion or lack of explanation.

 An opinion stated but lacking details.

 An opinion stated with at least one supporting detail. 

Clearly defined opinion with supporting details.

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TEACHER COMMENTS: 


Social Studies Current Event

 

Name ___________________________________

Title of Article: __________________________________

Source of Article: _____________________________

Date of Article: ____________________________

Category: ___________________________________

(Glue article below)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Event

Criteria

Details

Who

 

What

 

 

 

 

 

When

 

Where

 

Opinion

 

 

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