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.6.2CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.2CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.2: Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.5CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.5CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.5: Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and findings and emphasize salient points..