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

Current Event

Rubric

4

3

2

1

Heading

Full title of the article, author’s name & date of publication is included (if available)

1 of the heading requirements are missing

2 of the heading requirements are missing

All of the article information is missing

Summary

Information from the news article is clearly summarized. 5 sentences including the who, what, where, when, why or how questions.

Information from news article is clearly summarized. 4 sentences address the who, what, where, when, why or how questions.

Summary may be unclear or incomplete. There is a need for more supporting details. 3 sentences are included.

Too much information was copied from the text or important details are left out. Details or summary may be confusing. 2 or fewer sentences.

Convections

Writer makes little or no errors in grammar or spelling that distracts from the reader from the content. Every paragraph contains sentences that are well constructed.

Writer makes few errors in grammar or spelling that distracts the reader from the content. Most sentences are well constructed.

Writer makes some major errors in grammar and spelling. Some sentences may not be well constructed.

Writer makes many errors in grammar or spelling. Sentences lack structure and appear incomplete or confusing.

Connection

Insightfully makes multiple text-text, text-self or text-world connections. At least 5 sentences

Insightfully makes text-text, text-self, text-world connections. 4 sentences.

Attempts to make appropriate text-text, text-self, text-world connections but lacks sufficient detail to establish connection.

Connection is inappropriate to the article or not complete.

Article

Article is attached and clearly relates to the topic of human health, fitness, sport or physical education.

 

 

Article may be missing or does not clearly relate to the topic of human health, fitness, sport or physical education.

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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