Newspaper Fact Treasure Hunt
Prior to class, the teacher will read through the international/national/local news sections of the local or regional newspaper. From various articles, the teacher will choose five questions that students will have to search to find answers for. Divide students into groups of 4-5 and distribute one newspaper per group, and write those five questions on the board. Students will copy those questions, and collaboratively work on finding answers by reading through the newspaper.
Some sample questions are:
1. In what
country was the presidential election hotly contested? Why? What was the
2. Where will our Prime Minister visit next week? What is his agenda?
3. Why was the local living wage ordinance voted down by City Council members?
Students will work together as a group contributing input on each question, each with his/her own sheet of paper answering the questions.
Fifteen minutes prior to the end of class, the teacher will reconvene the class back together and go over the questions one by one, using a map of the world to point out international/national sites. Students will give feedback on their answers to the questions, and the teacher will clarify the historical/current accuracy of the students' answers.
The teacher will collect the students' papers for credit at the end of the class period.
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