5th Grade Social Studies Assignment
Weekly Current Event Paper
for Mrs. Weeks’ class
A current event is a present-time news event concerning important people, places, things and ideas that affects people’s everyday lives. You will be provided with an article that is current within the past 2 weeks. The following criteria must be included:
1. Your current event will be about something happening in the United States.
2. Read the article you’ve been given. Then answer the following questions:
a. Who is the article about? (the parties involved)
b. When did the occurrence take place? (date, time)
c. Where did the occurrence take place? (city, state)
d. What happened, why did it happen and how did it happen? This is a summary of what the article is about in YOUR OWN WORDS! It must be at least 3 sentences. Do NOT copy or rearrange the words of the article. If you do, you will be asked to do it over and it will be considered LATE!
3. You must turn in the article with your summary.
You will have a current event due every Monday morning unless specifically told differently. Late papers will be counted off 10 points for every day it’s late. This assignment will count as a weekly Social Studies and Reading grade.