Current Events

Each class, one student presents a current event from the Spanish-speaking world. They must show where the event takes place on a map, give a summary of the  event, explain why the event is important and discus how it is related to the students’ lives. They also hand in a brief bibliography card that explains the event and their sources.

This activity can be completed in English as the focus is on building connections and awareness about current issues. I have provided a list of suitable news websites which focus more on social justice issues than entertainment, sports, etc.

Resource Attachment:

Current Events
Current Events Rubric

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  1. Carina,

    I love your resources! I have been wanting to include current events more in my curriculum and this is a good idea. I also checked out the kiva country unit you did. Great stuff! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is great! Thanks!

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