Social Studies: Analysis of Current Events

Activity: Compare and contrast reports about a current event from two different news sources. Pick one current event from the news, and then read about it on two or more different online publications. Or try listening to a report on NPR or another radio show or podcast.  

Tip: Use a slideshow app to discuss points where the news reports are similar and points where they are different. Use the Internet to find photos that help illustrate your points, if needed. You can import from most slideshow apps into Seesaw by saving your slideshow as a PDF or video. 

Supports Common Core:  CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.2CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.2: Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.3CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.3: Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.4CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.4: Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.


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