Contemporary Issues ~ Purple Class #7

Term 3 ~ Week  4
 


Monday
3/9

Daily Objectives: review issues dominating current events reporting; compare bias in different sources reporting on specific current events

Class: intro activity ~ weekly news 'quiz' at Slate.com, click here already 

Class: brief review, recent assignments @ Classroom

Class: current events activity ~ reviewing & commenting on current events articles @ Class Blog Page; click here for the blogger page (student link at Google Classroom)



HW: complete & submit News ELA activities as needed

HW: complete & submit any outstanding assignments from Quarter 3


Term 3 ~ Week  4
 


Friday
3/6

Daily Objectives: review issues dominating current events reporting; compare bias in different sources reporting on specific current events

Class: brief review, Coronavirus Update; click here for the news update (4 min)

Class: brief review ~  NewsELA articles, additional article about Coronavirus & Schools

Classinternet activity ~ NewsELA articles with writing prompts & questions; link @ classroom or www.newsela.com 



HW: complete & submit News ELA activities as needed

HW: complete & submit any outstanding assignments from Quarter 3


 

Wednesday
3/4

Daily Objectives: review issues dominating current events reporting; compare bias in different sources reporting on specific current events

Class: brief review, Super Tuesday results & effects going forward; click here for the 538 page

Class: group review ~  NewsELA articles on Super Tuesday, tornadoes in TN

Classinternet activity ~ NewsELA articles with writing prompts & questions; link @ classroom or www.newsela.com 



HW: complete & submit any outstanding assignments from Quarter 3


 


Tuesday
3/3


Daily Objectives: review issues dominating current events reporting; compare bias in different sources reporting on specific current events

Class: intro activity ~ weekly news 'quiz' at Slate.com, click here already (teams?)

Class: brief review, Super Tuesday FTW, click here for two minutes of knowledge

Class: group review ~ "Two Sides to Every Issue " assignment, discussing arguments & bias in issue articles (complete)

Classinternet activity ~  "Two Sides to Every Issue " part 2, finding & listing "loaded language" in issue articles



HW: complete & submit any outstanding assignments from Quarter 3


 

Monday
3/2

Daily Objectives: review issues dominating current events reporting; compare bias in different sources reporting on specific current events

Class: activator ~ issues in the news?

Class: brief review, Super Tuesday FTW, click here for two minutes of knowledge

Class: brief review ~ recent assignments & grades @ Classroom & Aspen

Class: internet activity ~ "Two Sides to Every Issue " assignment @ Classroom; teacher will assign students to issues (paper forms)

Class: group review ~ "Two Sides to Every Issue " assignment, discussing arguments & bias in issue articles (begin) 



HW: complete & submit any outstanding assignments from Quarter 3




February Break

Term 3 ~ Week  3 ~ No school Monday
 

Friday
2/21

Daily Objectives: begin exploration of specific current events dominating US & international news; review specific online news articles for content & significance; use various strategies for determining the reliability of online news sources

Class: brief review ~ Flipboard website assignment from last class

Class: internet activity ~ creating Flipboard online magazine about topic of choice; see Google Classroom for assignment details.

Class: internet activity ~ Flipboard online magazine part 2, adding info to whole class form @ Google Classroom




HW: complete & submit any outstanding work as needed


 

Wednesday
2/19



Daily Objectives: begin exploration of specific current events dominating US & international news; review specific online news articles for content & significance; use various strategies for determining the reliability of online news sources

Class: intro activity ~ weekly news 'quiz' at Slate.com, click here already (teams?)

Class: group review ~ Political Spectrum "Quiz" results from our class; click here for the graph; click here for the site with general results


Class: group review ~ Flipboard website for link hosting, news content, etc @ flipboard.com 

Class: internet activity ~ creating Flipboard online magazine about topic of choice; see Google Classroom for assignment details



HW: complete & Current Events Assignment 2, if necessary


 

Tuesday
2/18

Daily Objectives: begin exploration of specific current events dominating US & international news; review specific online news articles for content & significance; use various strategies for determining the reliability of online news sources

Class: intro activity ~ weekly news 'quiz' at Slate.com, click here already (teams?)

Class: brief review ~ Current Events Assignment  #2 @ Classroom, adding content to whole-class document

Class: group review ~ Political Spectrum "Quiz" activity @ Classroom

Class: internet activity ~ completing Political Spectrum "Quiz" activity @ Classroom & submitting results image @ Classroom



HW: complete & Current Events Assignment 2, if necessary



Term 3 ~ Week  2
 


Friday
2/14




Daily Objectives: begin exploration of specific current events dominating US & international news; review specific online news articles for content & significance; use various strategies for determining the reliability of online news sources

Class: activator ~ Valentines Day? Seriously?; the strange origins of this kind-of holiday; or this link

Class: Independent work ~ current events assignment @ Classroom (complete as needed)

Class: group review ~ current events assignment @ Classroom (complete as needed)

  • news sources for recent current events assignment? (board review)
  • topics?
  • adding info from recent work to whole class document @ Classroom
  • whole class review of news articles (if time?)
 



Wednesday
2/12


Daily Objectives: begin exploration of specific current events dominating US & international news; review specific online news articles for content & significance; use various strategies for determining the reliability of online news sources

Class: group review ~ NH presidential primary in the news; click here for the vid

Class: group review ~ President & the DOJ & in the news (Roger Stone case, US Attorney resignations); click here for the news

Class: current events assignment ~ check Google Classroom for assignment details



HW: complete & submit "Fake News" assignment @ Google Classroom if necessary


 

Tuesday
2/11


Daily Objectives: begin exploration of specific current events dominating US & international news; review specific online news articles for content & significance; use various strategies for determining the reliability of online news sources

Class: group review ~ fake news items made by students @ Google Classroom

Class: brief review ~ Coronavirus Update

Class: viewing video ~ BBC News, Coronavirus news & reactions in China (10 min) (from BBC news)


Class: group review ~ Fake News examples from Coronavirus issue

fake coronavirus news 1

fake coronavirus news 2 Vice Media


Class: independent work ~ Fake News assignment, generating articles & images (complete as needed)



HW: complete & submit "Fake News" assignment @ Google Classroom


 


Monday
2/10

Daily Objectives: begin exploration of specific current events dominating US & international news; review specific online news articles for content & significance; use various strategies for determining the reliability of online news sources

Class: intro activity ~ weekly news 'quiz' at Slate.com, click here already

Class: group review ~ Fake News assignment & links @ Google Classroom

Class: independent work ~ Fake News assignment, generating articles & images (begin)



HW: complete any earlier assignments @ Google Classroom as needed




Term 3 ~ Week  1
 


Friday
2/7

Daily Objectives: begin exploration of specific current events dominating US & international news; review specific online news articles for content & significance; use various strategies for determining the reliability of online news sources

Class: group review ~ introducing idea of media bias; discussing how to identify bias & reliable sources for news online

Class: board review ~ news sources/websites used in Current events assignment (collecting from whole class

Class: group review ~ news bias ratings chart; click here for the chart, hopefully (@classroom); click here for the more complex version

Class: group review ~ fake news? How is fake news different from bias; fake news articlefake news issue


Class: group review ~ Political Ideology: Left vs Right in Modern US Politics; click here for the slides




HW: complete both assignments @ Google Classroom as needed



 

 
Wednesday
2/5


Daily Objectives: begin exploration of specific current events dominating US & international news; review specific online news articles for content & significance; use various strategies for determining the reliability of online news sources

ClassInternet activity ~ Current events news articles: Coronavirus, Iowa Caucuses & Brexit; check Google classroom for assignment details (complete?)

ClassInternet activity ~ news article analysis @ NewsELA; signing into site, reviewing articles & completing writing prompts & quiz activities for each of 3 articles (begin)



HW: complete both assignments @ Google Classroom as needed


 

Tuesday
2/4

Daily Objectives: begin exploration of specific current events dominating US & international news; review specific online news articles for content & significance; use various strategies for determining the reliability of online news sources

Class: brief review ~ course outline & classroom expectations

Class: group review ~ Google Classroom signup & intro

ClassInternet activity ~ Current events news articles: Coronavirus, Iowa Caucuses & Brexit; check Google classroom for assignment details (complete?)

ClassInternet activity ~ news article analysis @ NewsELA; signing into site, reviewing articles & completing writing prompts & quiz activities for each of 3 articles (begin)



HW: nada


 

Monday
2/3



Daily Objectives: introduce course topics and classroom expectations; begin exploration of specific current events dominating US & international news

Class: brief review ~ course outline & classroom expectations

Class: group review ~ Google Classroom signup & intro

Class: Internet activity ~ Current events news articles: Coronavirus, Iowa Caucuses & Brexit; check Google classroom for assignment details (begin)



HW: nada