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Name: _Billy Cathcart ____________________ Period:__b-2____
CURRENT EVENTS WORKSHEET
Directions: Find an article either in the newspaper or online from a newspaper source, Time.com, USA Today, The New York Times, etc., or any other reputable national or local source. Read the article and fill out the statements or answer the questions below. You may not use articles on Entertainment/Gossip or Sports. Please find and read about important issues in our world today.-specifically BUSINESS or ENTREPRENEURSHIP. Because this is a current events assignment, you are to choose an article that is no more than a week old. Read the Rubric at the end of the worksheet to complete all the requirements for this assignment.
Topic of Article: 22- year old mother killed in front of children ___________________________________________________________
Title of Article: __road rage leaves teen killed ____________________________________________________________________
Source: ________aol.com _____________________________________________________________________
Please provide link or information to verify source of information.
WHO is this article about? ___A teenage girl and her children _________________________________________________________
WHAT is this story about? List four important facts from your article.
1. _a teen mother was killed in a road rage in front of her family ________________________________________________________________________________
2. _police have identified the suspects car ________________________________________________________________________________
3. ___her kids were 16,2 and 4 ______________________________________________________________________________
4. ____this murder happened in a nice residential area. Residents are shocked/scared because they have kids of their own _____________________________________________________________________________
WHEN did this story take place?
WHERE is this event or issue occurring? (Specify city, country, region, etc.)
________this occurred in independence on sterling avenue on 10/16/16 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
WHY is this story important?
_this story is important because it affects teenagers who have kids and have a family ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
CONNECT the article. What does it have to do with you? Can it be connected to anything we learned or are learning about in class?
____My mom and I have a close connection and this affects me because if me and my mom are out I wouldn’t want some drunk killing her because his life sucks _______________________________________________________________________________
Grading will be based on the following rubric:
4 – Entire Current Event assignment displays the following requirements for each question/statement above:
Demonstrates thoughtfulness, preparation, and accuracy.
Reflects real understanding of the story and the issues.
Is complete, neat, and includes entire article.
Asks and answers a provocative (for discussion purposes) question.
3 – Current Event assignment is complete but lacks 2 of the above requirements.
2 – Current Event assignment lacks 3 of the requirements.
1 – Current Event assignment lacks 4 of the requirements.
0 – Current Event assignment is late (excepting all day absence) or lacks 5 or more of the above requirements._________________________________________________
_this story is important because it affects teenagers who have kids and have a family ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________