Honors Government & Economics Current Events Log
    Why is it important to study political and economic news?
     Why does it matter to be an informed citizen and an informed voter?
    "Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never vote for President. One hopes it is the same half."
    - Pulitzer-Prize-winning author and columnist Dave Barry

    The Assignment:

    Every Tuesday and Thursday, we will have an in-class discussion on current events going on in the world around us and how it relates to our curriculum. Your task between those times will be to search national and international media outlets to find events of regions and global importance, complete a formal write-up of the article, and be prepared to present and discuss your article(s) with your peers in class among other requirements as well as "end of the week" Current Events quizzes.


    Requirements / Rubric (12th Grade Gov & Econ)
    (Stories of Political and Economic interest, both national & international)
    Gov & Econ Current Events Log Requirements (*UPDATED*)
    Gov & Econ Current Event Log Template
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    Gov & Econ students are encouraged to sign up for the weekly current events newsletter from Time Magazine!
    Set for POLITICS and get the top political news stories emailed to your inbox!
    Sign up for the TIME current event newsletter, The Breif, by clicking here

    How do I create a paperless Current Event Log?
    Upload a template & article from Mr H's site to Google Docs and create a digital Current Event Log
    Finalize your digital Current Event Log with a Google Doc folder to keep all your Current Event write-ups
    & documents organized and ready for final turn in at the end of the semester
    (Disclaimer: Be sure to include a copy of the article and share your Log with Mr H on the assigned due dates)





    As a final wrap up to our Current Event Log projects, students will developing an original editorial that tries to address a current issue going on in today's political media. Editorials will be posted through the Atavist digitial publishing site.

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    To see a skeleton example of what these editorials should look like, click here



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    Legitimate News Sources for Current Events

    The following websites are some of the acceptable Internet sources for finding current events for your log. If you have a question about any sources not on this list, feel free to ask Mr. H:


    Gov & Econ News Links


    The Associated Press Online


    CNN.com / Politics


    ABC Political News


    CBS Political News


    Reuters.com / Politics


    USA Today.com / Politics


    "Times Magazine" Politics Section


    "The New York Times" Politics Section


    "The Politico" Politics Section