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In The News Activity

Use this activity to help relate your course content to real world and current issues in the news.

This resource supports: Real Life Learning. Read more about real life learning >

Purpose

To engage students in thinking about how the course material applies to critical issues in the news.

Overview

Students are invited to select and share a recent news article that relates to the course content. They then consider how the media portrayal of the issues are different than the perspectives shared in class, and discuss how the course content relates to real world issues.

Context

This activity was developed for an African History class, but could be adapted for any course.

Benefits

This activity supports students to consider the real world applications of course topics, and reflect on how they might contribute to local and global issues.