AMERICAN
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AP HUMAN
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CURRENT EVENT FORMAT
  • Make sure you attach the entire article neatly to your summary (printed out or cut out of the paper--not ripped). You may use articles from a newspaper, weekly magazine or the Internet. The articles need to be published within a year for the first current event of each unit and within a week for the subsequent current events.
  • At the top of the page, include the title of the article, the source, and the date it was published. You must include all of these for me to grade it.
  • Summary Section: Summarize the article by including what happened, who was involved, where it happened, when it happened, and why it happened.
  • Reflection Section: Include your opinion, questions raised, etc. I want to see that you have read the article and have some reaction to it. Do not write something trite such as -why do they keep killing each other or it's too bad people are poor, or I hate selfish people. No kidding, who would say otherwise! I want to see some thought behind your responses.
  • The main purpose of the current events is to get you to demonstrate that you can apply learned concepts to the real world. Therefore, you must explicitly relate the article to a major concept that you are currently learning in this class. Make sure to use the appropriate vocabulary when making the connections.
  • If you are missing any one of the sections, I will not grade your current event.

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Current Event