CURRENT EVENTS EXTRA CREDIT
Throughout the year, you will have the opportunity
to earn extra credit. This will be the only way to earn extra
credit. So, be sure to take advantage of it! Here are the
guidelines that you must follow to get full credit:
1. Select an article from a newspaper, magazine, or
the Internet that relates to Social Studies. I will not give
credit to articles that do not relate to Social Studies.
(Therefore, you may want to see me if you have questions about your
chosen article before completing the next 4 steps.)
2. Read the article thoroughly.
3. Write a one page summary of the article.
Include the following in your summary: (a) what the article is
about; (b) what the article tells you about what is going on in
the world; (c) why the subject of this article is important in
the world; and (d) how the subject matter of the article has an impact
4. Type your summary of the article and attach it to
the article. Be sure to have your name, date, and source of the
article on your typed summary page.
5. Hand it in to me one week prior to the closing of
grades. Although, you may hand in articles throughout the whole
quarter. I will keep track of how many you submit.
For every 4 articles, you will receive 1 point on your final quarter
average. The maximum number of points that you can receive is 2
per quarter. There are a lot of interesting events that occurring
each day, so have fun with it!