Health Current Event Assignment

Current Event Assignment

Health is ongoing and all around us. This is a time of exciting new health developments. You will need to complete a health current event each week. This will require you to read magazines, newspapers and visit online websites. The focus of these reactions is to engage you in a personal and critical examination of current issues and events relevant to the Health Curriculum. The assignment will provide you an opportunity to look at these public health issues through your own eyes. 

 

Directions:

1. Choose a news article published within the past 3 months, related to Health or Physical Education. Article that is chosen clearly related to current health topics. It gives information to understand health better and needs to come from a news souce

The article can be digital (online) or print (newspaper, magazine).

 

2. Read the article thoroughly, and print it (if you do not have a printer at home, bring in the article site, and I will print it for you, but DON'T wait until Friday to ask me to print it)

 

3. Write at least 2 paragraphs about the article to summarize it. Paragraphs should be AT LEAST 5 sentences each. 

   *Paragraph 1: Summary of the article in your own words.

   *Paragraph 2: Connections to you, your thoughts and learning. 

 

4. Attach a copy of the article to your summary.

 

At the top of the page, please include the following information:

Name

Title of the article

Date of publication (when article was written)

Name of author(s)

 

Sources you can use: 

http://www.cnn.com/Health

http://www.nytimes.com/pages/health

http://www.foxnews.com/health

http://www.cdc.gov 

http://www.health.gov

http://www.letsmove.gov 

http://www.webmd.com/news/articles

http://www.livescience.com/health

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/health-news/

 

CURRENT EVENT RUBRIC

 

1st Paragraph: Summary

Included 1 paragraph summary in your own words with all important details included such as: who, what, where, how, why? Also used proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.  (35 pts)

 

2nd Paragraph: Connections

Included one paragraph personal reaction (your opinion) indicating a clear understanding of the topic. This is not your opinion of whether the article was good or bad, the assignment is for you to explore your personal attitudes and beliefs on these topics. Used proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.  (35 pts)

 

Article chosen clearly relates to current health topic

Article gives information to understand health better. Comes from a news source.  (15 pts) 

 

Organization

Written or typed. Must be neat and easy to read. Attached a copy of the article, included name of source, date of article and author of article.  (15 pts)

 

Total 100 pts 

 

Assignment is due at the beginning of class every Friday. If there is no school due to a holiday, assignment will be due that Thursday. 

YOU MUST DO 6 OF THE 8 WEEKS LISTED BELOW FOR YOUR MARKING PERIOD

 Due Dates Per Marking Period 

Marking Pd 1

Marking Pd 2

Marking Pd 3

Marking Pd 4

9/15/17
9/22/17
9/29/17
10/6/17
10/13/17
10/20/17
10/27/17
11/3/17

11/22/17(Wed)
12/1/17
12/8/17
12/15/17
12/22/17
1/12/18
1/19/18
1/26/18

2/9/18
2/16/18
2/23/18
3/2/18
3/9/18
3/16/18
3/23/18
3/29/18

4/20/18
4/27/18
5/4/18
5/11/18
5/18/18
5/25/18
6/1/18
6/8/18

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