Project 2: Current Affairs (World History 3201)
The purpose of this project is to acquaint students with the World Wide Web and the tremendous source of information which is available to them on current affairs, especially those issues with national and international implications.There will be one teacher involved with a class of approximately 20 students. Students will be broken into 10 groups, each of which will research one of the following possible topics:
All students will do the research and make a presentation to the class via overhead projection panel. There will be two presentations - one in each of the two semesters. This approach will keep the topics current and provide all the students with an opportunity to acquire valuable skills.
The learning outcomes of the project which are related to Technology Education are listed below.
Students will learn how to:
Some of the more specific skills that students will learn include:
The following Web Sites are just examples of some which can be used to keep students abreast of current affairs:
www.yahoo.com is a web site which contains information in the following areas:
News -Daily and Current Events
www.cnn.com or CNN Interactive is a web site which contains very current information on current affairs related mainly to American and international affairs. Students should be able to use this site in conjunction with Channel 25.
www.cnn.ca is a web site which will give students a truly Canadian perspective on national and international affairs. It would be very interesting for students to compare the American and Canadian treatment of a particular issue. For example, the trade embargo imposed by the United States on Cuba has Canadian implications.
Under this site, teachers and students can access Newslink.
Newslink comes with teacher guides and appropriate questions to properly guide students through the topic of different interests and abilities.