Current Events

Find out what Current Events are happening this week from IST Grade 2…

What is a Current Event? 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.

This week Edward shared with us an article titled Swarms of Locusts Hit Australia from CBBC – Newsround online.

Edward reported, “About two weeks ago, locusts (an insect that looks like a big grasshopper) landed in Longreach Australia and they ate all the plants and crops!” Edward continued by stating, “People lost their food and even other insects can’t find food! I think this article was fascinating and interesting. I didn’t know locusts could eat so much.”

Here are a few places where you can learn more about locusts:
National Geographic – Animals/Bugs/Locusts
Pitara Kid’s Network – Why do locust swarm?


Bertha shared with the class an article titled, Schoolboy to Climb Mount Everest from CBBC – Newsround online.

Bertha started her presentation by explaining, “A 13 year old boy is planning to make history by becoming the youngest person ever to climb the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest.” Bertha continued by saying, “This article is important because it’s the first time a child has ever climbed this high. I think that this boy, Jordan, is very courageous to attempt to climb Mount Everest.”

Bertha concluded her presentation with the following slide presentation quiz for the class.

For more information about Mount Everest:
Scholastic – Learn about Sir Edmund Hillary
National Geographic Kids – Quiz Your Noodle about Mt. Everest – 360 degree photo of Mount Everest


Thank you Edward and Bertha for presenting your articles to the class. Both students answered questions and accepted constructive feedback from their audience at the conclusion of their presentation.


One Response to Current Events

  1. Eirik says:

    I think the dance at I.S.T campus is a little bit crazy because everyone is jumping.

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