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News Analysis Journalism: Investigate Current Events & World Politics Ages 14-17

In this ongoing course students will improve their media literacy skill and practice writing their own news stories. Students will learn how to comprehend news from an objective perspective and further investigate stories they may question.
Striving Students Towards Success, LLC.
177 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 24 learners
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Next on Sun, Sep 25

Meets Once per week
4:00 – 4:50 PM
3 learners enrolled

Next on Wed, Sep 28

Meets Once per week
12:00 – 12:55 PM
3 learners enrolled
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Class Experience

Answer the 5 W's (who, what, where, when, and why) for a current event topic. 
Learners will be able to identify where global issues are arising on a world map.
Learners will be able to identify and discuss the role of world leaders and business people that are in the news today. 
I have two New York State certifications in Special Education (Generalist) and English Language Arts for grades 7-12. I have been working in classrooms as a co teacher, resource teacher, and English teacher for over ten years. During that time, I have worked in Global History, United States History, and Government/Economics classrooms so I am familiar with teaching current events to high school learners. As an English Language Arts teacher, I am experienced in finding credible research and news articles for learners to accurately gain information as well as teaching learners how to find credible sources when conducting independent research. 
In class, I will monitor learner's conversations to be sure that students are treating one another with respect and being considerate to each other's thoughts and opinions. If issues are to arise in class regarding learner disagreements, I will notify the parents during or immediately after class to discuss the situation. 
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
As a current event class, issues regarding gun violence, extreme poverty, war/conflict, and human trafficking will arise in our discussion. This course is for learners that can discuss mature news stories. All the stories that are covered in class are those that would be heard or read via Google or Youtube search. 
I present learners with news stories from the following sources:
BBC News
The Hill
The New York Post 
Unreported World
CNN, ABC News, Fox News
Aljazeera News

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Striving Students Towards Success, LLC.
Lives in the United States
Certified & Speciality Subject Teachers
177 total reviews
156 completed classes

About Us

Hello! My name is Nicole Hess and I live in the city of Buffalo, New York. I have a Master’s Degree in Special Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature. I have been teaching in New York state for over ten years and on Outschool for... 
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