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Reading the News: Understanding Current Events in the Modern Era

Strive Academics LLC
Average rating:4.0Number of reviews:(1)
In this ongoing course, students will read, analyze, and discuss current events, the historical and social context behind them, and how each event is portrayed in the media by a variety of news outlets.

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Our goal will be for students to grasp a greater understanding of current events and the various circumstances that precipitated them. Students will not only learn about the occurrence of each event but will learn to think critically about the causes and implications of each event. Additionally, students will refine their ability to analyze the diction of each article to greater understand the purpose and biases behind each article discussed.
Ralston M. has been educating students in social studies, current events, and analytical thinking up to the collegiate level for over a decade. Since 2011, Ralston has helped several students contextualize and gain a better understanding of historical events through teaching several AP topics such as AP Government and AP US History and World History. In addition to these topics, Ralston has also tutored students in English/Language Arts, Economics, Writing, and Research. He diligently follows news and events from over 20 publications on a weekly basis and is adept and dedicated to finding credible sources and research in addition to helping students develop this vital skill.
No supplies are needed for this class. 
As we will be discussing current events, there may be times where some sensitive material is covered, especially in the case of world news or breaking coverage. As a rule, we will not discuss any groundbreaking events immediately after its occurrence to give more time for processing and analysis, but this class may include topics that are political in nature, involve violence, or otherwise.
We will primarily rely on original reporting from renowned news organizations including, but not limited to:
The Associated Press
The New York Times
The Wall Street Journal
The Hill
Fox Business
The Economist
Foreign Policy
Al Jazeera

Other sources may be occassionally used, especially when discussing opinion writing and bias.
Average rating:4.0Number of reviews:(1)
Hi! We're Strive Academics, an Atlanta-based tutoring company. We're passionate about education and helping your student succeed. We primarily offer classes in the core subjects such as math, science, language arts, foreign language, and test... 
Group Class


1x per week
55 min

Completed by 1 learner
Live video meetings
Ages: 14-18
2-15 learners per class

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