Current Events

Mrs. Fine's Classes

 

Each student shall have the chance to present a summary of a current event in class (2 per semester). There will be one presentation per day. Each presentation should be 1-3 minutes long. This is a quick way to accustom students to speaking in front of the class. As this presentation is worth 10 participation points, you should make sure that you are here for your assigned date otherwise, make arrangements with another student to switch dates.

 

Rubric:

A = student who presents a relevant current event within the time limit and does not use

note cards while keeping eye contact with audience.

B = student who presents a relevant current event, but not within the time limit OR uses

note cards OR does not keep eye contact with the audience.

C = student who presents a relevant current event, but does not complete 2 of the other

requirements.

D = student who does not present a relevant current event OR does not complete the other

3 requirements.

F = students who does not complete any of the requirements.

 

World History Students your current event must be regarding the politics, environment or economics of any world country. For example, you could report on the UN conference on Racism's results or on President Bush's recent proposal regarding stem cell research.

 

United States Students - your current event must be regarding the politics, environment or economics of the United States. For example, you could report on President Bush's recent proposal regarding Homeland Security.

 

Sign ups for dates will be posted on the side chalkboard during class this week.