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					      Health Current Events Reaction Paper
Health is ongoing and all around us. This is a time of exciting new health
developments. You will need to complete a health current event reaction paper
each week. This will require you to read magazines, newspapers and visit online
news websites. The focus of these reactions is to engage you in a personal and
critical examination of current issues and events relevant to the Health
Curriculum. This assignment will provide you an opportunity to look at these
public health issues through your own eyes.

Directions:

Read:
   Health related article (newspaper, magazine or Internet)
    which was written within the last three months

    Article chosen clearly relates to current health topic. It
     gives information to understand health better. Comes from
     a reliable news source.

Write:
   Two Paragraphs:
     o 1st Summary of the article in your own words.
     o 2nd Connections to you, your thoughts and learning.

    1 page typed (minimum), MLA format - 12 font and double
     spaced

    Reference Cited ~ MUST use MLA format
       www.easybib.com
For example:
Shmoe, Joe. "Health Class Is the Most Beneficial Class You Will Ever Take”,."
CNN.com - Breaking News, U.S., World, Weather, Entertainment & Video News.
Cable News Network, 25 Dec. 2011. Web. 17 Jan. 2012. <http://cnn.com>.

    Staple printed article to your current event reaction paper.

Some Helpful Sources:
www.cnn.com (health)
www.health.gov
www.letsmove.gov
  Current Event Reaction Paper Rubric
 USE MLA FORMAT!!!
 1st Paragraph: Summary
  Included a one paragraph summary in your own words, with all
  important details included such as: who, what, where, how,
  why? Also used proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

  35 points


 2nd Paragraph: Connections
  Included a one paragraph personal reaction (your opinion)
  indicating a clear understanding of the topic. Used proper
  grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

  35 points


 Article chosen clearly relates to current
  health topic
  Article gives information to understand health better. Comes
  from a reliable news source.

  15 points


 Organization
  One page minimum, MLA format - 12 font, double spaced.
  Attached a copy of the article. Used MLA format - name of
  source, date of article, and author of article. Cited source
  should be at the bottom of your reaction.

  15 points

  Total 100 pts.

				
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