A Current Event is something that is happening somewhere in the world NOW! Current Events are news stories that include a title, author, and date of publication. Grade 2 students are doing more than just looking up information, they are asking, “What is happening in our world TODAY?”
Each week two students choose an article to present from newspapers, magazines and Internet sites. Students read the article and then use our Current Events Note Taking Form to answer questions like Who, What, When, Where and Why. Students include their opinion about the article and then present their information to the rest of the class.
Today Insiyah informed the class about The Giant Jellyfish Invasion from National Geographic’s Kids Magazine Online.
“I found this article very interesting for two reasons. First we have been studying about invertebrate animals in class. I learned that jellyfish are also invertebrates. I also learned that jellyfish can be so big in size. Wow!”
Jodie also presented a current event article to the class. Her article was Flooding Chaos – Scotland and Wales from the BBC Newsround Internet website.
Jodie stated the following, “I think this article is important because it shows how our weather is changing due to Global Warming. We need to be aware of pollution and the Ozone Layer that protects the Earth.”
After presenting their information, Jodie and Insiyah answered questions from the rest of the class regarding the information they presented from their articles.