CNN Student News
This website, sponsored by CNN, shows a weekly 10 minute news cast geared just for students.
Time for Kids
This website, sponsored by Time magazine, reveals kid-friendly, weekly current events from our nation and throughout the world.
National Geographic for Kids
Current Event Grading Rubric
Grading will be based on the following rubric:
4 (85-100)– MOST or ALL of the Current Event assignment:
a. Demonstrates thoughtfulness, preparation, and accuracy
b. Reflects real understanding of the story and the issues
c. Follows directions
d. Is complete, neat, and includes entire article
3 (75-84) – Current Event is complete but lacking 1 of a.- d. OR
Current Event lacks prediction of what may happen in the story.
2 (60-74) – Current Event lacks 2 of a. – d.
1(51-60)– Current Event lacks most of the required characteristics
0 (50)– Current Event is late or too little information