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Current Events Chat -Business, Sports & Entertainment News and How it Affects Us

Current Event. Search, Find, and Discuss!

Angela St joan
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(5)
In this class the students will bring current news articles to class to read and discuss the issues. They will learn how to check for the validity of each article. They will debate view points with respect for each other's opinions.

Class experience

US Grade 9 - 12
Students will learn how to check for credibility by understanding how to site a source. Students will be able to research the media sources. For example knowing the difference between a published article and a blog.  All current event articles will be excepted. However, if it is inappropriate due to graphic content, or if it is political/religious and not from an unbias standpoint I will redirect the topic to a new discussion. All political and religious discussions must come from a non bias standpoint, and only be related to the article. This is not a place to discuss religious or political view points. Politics are part of current events and articles may inevitable include political or religious information. We will not expand upon those ideas. Instead we will discuss the result of the event that took place in the article. 
 In my classes students are free to voice their opinions and debate with one another regarding their ideas while respecting one another's point of view. Students can talk about the knowledge they already have on the subject. I try to help students are comfortable in my classroom so that they can be actively involved. 
Homework Offered
A current event article that the student can read to the class for discussion is required for each class.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
A media article that the student can read to the class for discussion is required for each class. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
This class may discuss topics like the evacuation of people in Afghanistan or other Global catastrophes. Students will not be allowed to point fingers at any political parties. This is also not a class meant to incite fear. It is meant to discuss the current events and to share thoughts about it. Students can contribute ideas about how to solve problems. Students who bring news about inventions, space, or scientific findings are free to discuss how those articles will impacts the future. 
Students can use all outlets to find articles they would like to bring to class. Part of the class will be to help them understand if the article is a valid fact or not. 

Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(5)
I would like to introduce myself by saying first and foremost I am the proud Mother of 2 boys. My oldest son graduated with his bachelor's in business and marketing. My youngest son, who has a diagnosis of Severe Autism, has graduated from high... 
Group Class


1x per week
60 min

Average rating:4.7Number of reviews:(3)
Completed by 19 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 14-18
1-3 learners per class

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