Grade 6 – Monthly Current Events Scrapbook

Using print, online news stations, television, radio, and podcasts, students are to investigate at least one current event per month relating to Canada and the Global Community.

Relevant articles: those that show Canada’s international involvement in human rights, world health, economy & trade, disaster relief, and the environment.

Step 1 – Monthly – collect any/all of the following:

Print Articles – students should cut out the printed article and attach it to their scrapbook.

Television/Online news articles- students should print the related article off the website channel and attach it to their scrapbook

Audio (radio and podcasts) – students should use the current event graphic organizer to summarize the information and attach it to the scrapbook.

Step 2 – Monthly – Complete a ‘Report on a Current Event’ Graphic Organizer’ for each article. Present article and summary to peers. Post a copy of the article and summary in a product that appeals to your multiple intelligences (e.g., blog, webpage, Prezi, scrapbook, memory box, time capsule)

Success Criteria:

⃞ Select an appropriate article showing Canada’s international involvement in human rights, world health, economy & trade, disaster relief, and the environment

Use the ‘Report on a Current Event’ graphic organizer to plan summary

⃞ Prepare a written summary paragraph using the information from the graphic organizer and explain the significance of the article

Due Dates:

Ella, Noel, Catherine – due October 10th, November 7th, December 5th, January 9th

Kendra, Marcus – due October 17th, November 14th, December 12th, January 16th

Maddy, Pasandu, Jackson – due October 24th, November 21st, December 19th, January 23rd

Keaton, Kiersten – due October 31st, November 28th, December 19th, January 30th

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