Lesson Plan

CNN 10-Current Events

Students view and discuss daily current evetnts
Kimberly F.
Special education instructor
Richard H. Hungerford School
Staten Island, United States
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

Students will be able to...

discuss and summarize current events

Social Studies
Grades 9 – 12
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1 Review

Activity: Conversing

Discuss with students what they viewed the prior day on student news. If this is the first time you are doing this activity, ask them what they have heard about recently. Discuss where we get current events.

Student Instructions

Participate in discussion about current events/prior student news.

2 Video Viewing

Visit cnn10 website to play the daily video for the class. Stop as necessary for clarification/questions.

Student Instructions

Take notes on the video using google keep.

3 Student Response

Share the daily flipgrid link with students. Have them respond to what they found most interesting in today's video.

Student Instructions

Create a flipgrid video discussing what you found most interesting and share with the class.

4 Whole Class Discussion

Play some of the flipgrid videos for the class and let students discuss/respond

Student Instructions

Discuss/respond to other flipgrid videos.

5 Assessment

Google Drive
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Share the daily google form with students. Ask them to identify what topics were discussed, what the 10 out of 10 story was, what countries were discussed, and their favorite story.

Student Instructions

Complete the google form with the daily video questions. Use your notes from before to help you.