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Current Events Club

Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(331)
In this ongoing course, we will discuss and keep up with current events from around the world, play games, learn trivia, and more!

Class experience

US Grade 6 - 9
Students will learn:
+ to get in-depth into news articles, analyze articles and news topics
+ improve their literacy
+ new vocabulary words
+ sharpen our geography skills
+ pick up research skills
I am a trained political scientist, with extensive experience in qualitative and quantitative research. I also have worked in government and politics in many ways: on Capital Hill, running campaigns, and more. The purpose of this class is not to sway students’ opinions, but to teach them to be open to discussing any topic in a thoughtful and respectful manner.

I have a degree in political science and have spent over 15 years working in all aspects of politics including, but not limited to: campaigns, policy, research, and instruction. I have also taught a similar course to this, in person, for over five years.

I have taught current events classes in person at homeschool co-ops in the Washington D.C. area, as well as online for remote homeschool co-ops around the world. 
Homework Offered
Students will be required to bring one current event to class each week, the topics that will be discussed will be drawn at random from those brought in by students.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Students will not be formally graded, but they will be given informal verbal or written assessments
Grades Offered
Topics of discussion must be age appropriate. 

Off-limits topics include those of a sexual nature, and extreme or graphic violence. 
the following websites and sources for the class will be used, including, but not limited to: 
- The Wall Street Journal 
- The Economist
- Washington Post
- Washington Times
- New York Post
- New York Times 
- CNN, MSNBC, Fox, etc. 
- Huffington Post 
- The Onion & Babylon Bee (for satirical purposes) 
- Google / Yahoo News 
- & more 
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(331)
Hello Outschool! I’m a homeschool graduate, homeschool teacher, and pianist!  

Proud to be an Outschool ACE educator! 

I teach Political Science, Spanish, Economics, Maths, Latin, and History at homeschool co-ops in the Greater Washington D.C.... 
Group Class


1x per week
30 min

Completed by 5 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 11-15
6-14 learners per class

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