Thursday, 27 March 2014

Socials 8-1/8-3: Current events activity

Today the students in 8-1 had their second day of research for their three current events.  Next class we'll be discussing and presenting our stories in groups.  Please come to class with all three stories completed.

In 8-3, we had our opening discussion about the news including the difference between local, national and international news.  We also noted that point of view includes bias and so it is important to try to get more than one report on any story so we can use our good judgment to determine how valid we think the information we're getting really is.  My goal was that everyone would create a list of about 10 stories that are currently in news, and from that select three to research.  By the end of today's class, the first of the three stories should have been completed.  We will complete the other two tomorrow.

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