Wednesday, May 11, 2016

CNN Students and Athens and Sparta Paragraph Writing

CNN Student News  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. 

Fiery Cross Reef (600 miles off the coast of China); Hiroshima, Japan; Pyongyang, North Korea; Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada; and Milton, Massachusetts 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. If you need to refer to a transcript of today's broadcast you can find it here.

Athens and Sparta: Writing a Comparison/Contrast Paragraph  Today you will continue working on your Athens and Sparta - Comparison/Contrast Paragraph, which is due this Friday, May 13. Take a look at the rubric so you're clear about how you'll be assessed.