Every Tuesday and Thursday, students in Mr H's Honors Government & Economics class start the period with an in-class discussion on current events going on in the world of American politics and how these events relate to our curriculum. For students, their task between those times will be to search national and local media outlets to find political stories of regions and national importance, complete a short write-up of the article, post their thoughts on an in-class developed media blog using the free Google application Blogger and be prepared to present and discuss their article(s) and finds with their peers in class as well as prepare for "end of the week" Current Events quizzes in which we practice political cartoon decoding skills.
Requirements / Rubric (11th Grade Honors Gov & Econ)
(Stories of Political and Economic interest, both national, regional, & international)
(*Updated for Fall, 2020*)
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
-Current Event Log Final Anaylsis Projects-
Interactive Collages & Student Anaylsis via Google Sites & Voila! Collage
As a wrap up to our semester long Current Event Log project, students in Mr H's Honors Government class developed original takes and anaylsis on the current state of political news and some of the topic national and political news stories they read about during the course of the semester by building a Google Site page complete with anaylsis breakdown as well as an interactive photo collage of some of the top political stories of the semester.
To see a sample project developed by Mr H, click here
To see some of our student creations via Wakelet, click here
-Interesting Political Podcasts-
Wanting to keep up to date of what is happening in the world of politics?
(Check out some of these great news / politics daily podcasts by clicking the image cover)
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: