• CURRENT EVENT PROJECT DIRECTIONS

    Mrs. Honeysuckle

    Principles of Business, Marketing & Finance

     

    You will review and analyze a current event that will be a homework assignment every week. This increases critical thinking skills and helps prepare you to become a better citizen by being more aware about what is happening in the world. 

     

    Your current event review is due every Friday or the following Monday.

     

    Although sports are important factors in our economy and society, we will not be using sports related articles as current events.

     

    You may choose any international, national, or local business article you find interesting, except for sports. You must use a legitimate source of information such as the newspaper, an article you find on the internet under a news website, or a magazine such as Money, INC., Smart Money, Fast Company, Black Enterprise, Forbes, Fortune, Entrepreneur or Business Week.

     

    Use your imagination!  Be creative!

     

    Your review can be presented on a poster, Power Point, Prezi, mobile, cartoon, brochure, and any other software program or graphic organizer.  Your review should be submitted to Google Classroom.

     

    Detailed Procedure

     

    1. Choose your current events article.  The article should be at least two paragraphs long and have enough information to answer who, what, when, where, why, and how.  In addition you will also need to form an opinion about the current event.  If you can’t form an opinion on the topic, then the article is not a good choice.  Articles cannot be older than 60 days from the day they are due unless I have approved it ahead of time.
      Ex:  An October 18 current event project cannot use an article older than Aug. 18. 

     

    1. Be sure to include/write your source, including the following information:

     

    Date of article

    Name of magazine, newspaper, website, etc.

    Name of author

    Page numbers of article

    1. Write a summary of the article using your own words. Your summary should be elaborative and descriptive  and a minimum of 10 sentences long. 

    ****Answer the questions: who, what, when, where, why, how?

     

    1. Write a second ‘opinion’ paragraph that is a minimum of 4-6 sentences long.  Answer the following questions:
    a.   Why did you choose the article?

     

    b.   Was the article interesting to you?

     

    c.    How did the article make you feel? Does what you read make you angry? sad? happy? annoyed? scared?

     

    d.    Did you change your opinion after reading the article?

     

    e.    What would you do to change the situation?

    1. Your parents will be notified if you receive a failing grade.  You will have one week to redo the assignment.