Monday, December 7, 2015

The Beliefs of Judaism and CNN Student News

President Obama's address to the nation last night was one of the stories of the day featured on CNN Student News.

 Today's Focus Question  What are the basic beliefs of the religion of Judaism?

The Beliefs of Judaism: Guided Reading and Notetaking  Today we are going to continue to learn about three of the core beliefs of the religion of Judaism. Remember, as we read, your objective is to synthesize what you learn about each belief from two different sources (the Social Studies textbook and workbook) and take notes on what you find to be most important, using the Basic Beliefs of Judaism - Notetaking Guide (located in your Social Studies Google Classroom). Tomorrow, you will use these notes to construct an expository (informational) paragraph about the beliefs of Judaism. 

CNN Student News and Current Event Mapping  As we watch CNN Student News today, identify one or two news stories that you can pinpoint geographically and place on the Current Event layer of your Social Studies World Map via Google Maps. San Bernardino, California; Washington, D.C.; Paris, France; Boulder, Colorado; and Mountain View, California were all featured in today's segment. After pinning at least one of these places on your map, consider the most important question: What happened here? You should include a title for the event, the date(s) the event took place, a brief summary of what happened, and include an appropriate photo or video.