Current Events Assignment
Please do not talk at this time May 22
Sign up for a group on the board. This group will look at a
series of articles from a particular region we have studied.
These articles are about things going on in these countries
Once you have a group, choose a job:
Reader (1 – 2 people) – reads the articles out loud to the whole
Scribe (1 – 2 people) - records important information in Cornell
note form from the articles.
Public Relations Specialist (1 person)- using info from the notes
and input from the group, this person writes the text for the
Public Service Announcement on your group’s country
Artist (1 person)- illustrates the text of the PSA with pictures,
symbols and images that help illuminate the most important info
Get a set of articles on the country for your group.
Have the readers read these out loud to the group as
the scribes record the most important information.
While the readers read, the group should discuss what
the articles are saying and what should be written
down in the notes.
Artists should be thinking about what images and
pictures will help illustrate this info.
When you have read at least 3 articles, look at all your
information and consider what is most important.
Design a PSA- a Public Service Announcement
A PSA is a short brochure that tells the public
something they need to know, like how to protect
yourself from Swine Flu or what to do during an
You will make a PSA on your country and what is
going on there.
Use your PSA to answer this question: What do the
American people need to know about this country to
be educated and informed on world events?
PSA Looks- PSA can be posters or Pamphlets