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Current Events Presentation
Create a presentation using Google Presentation, Prezi, MovieMaker iMovie, PowerPoint, or a similar type format, etc.
Length: 1 Heading slide; 8 Content slides, 1 Reference slide = 10 Total slides
Choice #1 – Highlight a few things you’ve learned from your current events research and provide an overview about some of the recent stories making headlines over the last week or so. Choose a few (2 to 4) stories with a common theme to help you make a presentation that is cohesive.
Choice #2 – Choose one issue and present it from different perspectives. For example, choose a broad topic such as a political story that is prevalent in the news, a current environmental issue/crisis, or a current health issue/crisis. Find 2 or 3 different perspectives on your issue that you could highlight using compare/contrast in your presentation.
Read through the Grading Rubric below to clarify the requirements of the assignment.
Be sure to include images and video clips in your presentation to help inform your audience.
Paste the link to your presentation into a Word doc.
Grading Criteria: You will be graded according to the following rubric. Include all elements of the requirements in your presentation.
Visual Appeal: Text and background contrast; use of images is tied to information on the slide and images are not distorted; Organization of information adequately uses the space on each slide.
On-Topic: Presentation never strays to unrelated material.
Thoroughness: 1 Heading slide; 8 Content slides, 1 Reference slide = 10 Total slides
Choice #1 – Two to four stories with a common theme.
Choice #2 – One issue presented from two to three different perspectives.
Context: Presentation contains more than just talking points and adequately covers the items presented. Includes images and video clips.
Grammar; Spelling; Usage: No typos or errors.
References: References is formatted properly.