The first assignment of the year will be "In the News". Each student will read an article of interest, world news related (not sports or local crimes), give the main idea (short 4-5 sentence summary), state their opinion and reasoning behind the opinion, and then create 3 to 4 questions the student has about the article and to stimulate a discussion in class.
Dates will be given out after the first week of school, which I will post below.
Learning how to question information is a major part of the Geography and History curriculum. Forming strong questions will help guide their learning AND will create projects for the students, on topics they are interested.