8th grade students will be expected to complete a current
event for Social Studies each week. The
event can come from a newspaper, magazine, or Internet news site. News needs to be within two weeks of the due
date. Current events will be due each Monday
throughout the year and students will be required to share their event
with the class. News events should be
global, national, or locally newsworthy.
Sports items, minor accidents, minor arrests, etc. will NOT be
·Students will complete the attached form neatly in blue or black ink or typed and staple the article to it. If using the Internet, a parent signature acknowledging the site used is fine in place of downloading large quantities of paper. Summaries of articles must be at least 8-10 sentences long. These should be neat and logical. Any unacceptable work will be handed back.. Mrs. Fields receives several newspapers daily that are available to students to use for this purpose.