Current Events Final Project



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Current Events Final Project


COMPLETED EXAM PACKET

DUE BY END OF AFTERNOON EXAM PERIOD (4:45)

on THURSDAY

Project Guidelines:


1) You will locate one current event article for each of the topics listed below (11 topics = 11 articles):
2) Complete the Current Events Article Summary Form for each selected article (11 articles = 11 summaries)


TOPIC

DESCRIPTION

Law

The making and breaking of laws has always been of interest to people. Famous trials, crimes and punishments, and current bills under consideration often spark controversy and are considered newsworthy.

Sports

Sporting events are a popular pastime in many countries. From the Olympics to a local Little League championship, fans want to know the latest about sports and the athletes who compete in them.

Entertainment

News about television and movie stars, famous musicians, popular authors, and the latest Broadway hit is of interest to many people. The everyday activities of celebrities are closely monitored by the media.

Human Interest

Heartwarming stories, new fashions, hobbies, pets, and humorous events make the news because they capture the spirit of everyday life.

Culture

Culture refers to the way people live, such as their language, their customs, their music, and their beliefs. Around the world people celebrate their cultures through art, religion, holidays, and traditions.

Science &

Technology

Scientific research, important discoveries, and technological advancements affect people around the world. Developments in the fields of communication, space exploration, chemistry, energy, biology, and environmental science are examples of this type of news.

Health &

Medicine

Developments in disease prevention and treatment, new fitness trends, nutrition and wellness information, and environmental factors that influence people's health are things people want to know about.

Weather

Weather conditions affect travel, crops, and daily routines. From cold fronts and droughts which cause inconvenience and hardship, to blizzards, tornadoes, floods, and hurricanes which can endanger human life, weather is an important and ever-changing news event.

Politics &

World Leaders

Government leaders make decisions that affect citizens in their own countries and in the rest of the world. Elections, treaties, trade agreements, and changes in government systems are examples of political news.

War

Throughout history people have struggled to change the circumstances of their lives through warfare. News about wars and acts of terrorism can sometimes make world peace seem like an elusive goal.

Business

Major corporations and small businesses can make decisions that have national and sometimes international impact. News about the stock market is an indicator of the health of the U.S. economy.


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