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Lesson 10: Current Events

Following current events is not only a great habit to instill, but using one or more of the strategies offered below can develop important news literacy and civic skills. We have provided a series of options to employ as regular class practice. Choose the options that best fit your objectives for your students.

Skills
Building Media Literacy
Topics
Democr. Foundations
Learning Tools
Graphic Organizer
Primary Source Document
Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.11-12.2

Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.2

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.4

Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning, alternative or opposing perspectives are addressed, and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and a range of formal and informal tasks.

College, Career, and Civic Life Framework (C3)

D3.1.9-12.

Gather relevant information from multiple sources representing a wide range of views while using the origin, authority, structure, context, and corroborative value of the sources to guide the selection.

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