Health Current Event Assignment

  • Health is ongoing and all around us. This is a time of exciting new health developments. You will have to complete 5 current events that pertain to human health this marking period. This will require you to read magazines, newspapers and visit online websites. The objective 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 public health issues through your own eyes. 

     Directions:

    1. Choose a news article published within the past 3 months, related to human health or physical education. The article that is chosen clearly related to current (3 months old or newer) health topics. It gives information to understand health better and needs to come from a news source. The article can be digital (online) or print (newspaper, magazine).

    2. Read the article thoroughly, and print it*, cut it from a magazine/newspaper, or share the article link with me. (tgianni@barnegatschools.com)
    *If you do not have a printer at home, share the article link with me, and I will print it for you. 

    3. Write at least 2 paragraphs about the article to summarize it. Paragraphs should be, at least, 5 sentences each. This can be handwritten or typed. 
    *Paragraph 1: Summary of the article in your own words.
    *Paragraph 2: Connections to you, your thoughts and learning or reaction to the article. 

    4. Attach a copy of the article to your summary. If you are sharing via Google Docs, just include a link to your article if it is an online source. 

    5. At the top of your summary/reaction you should include:

    Your 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.newsela.com 
    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 Grading Rubric

  • Current Event Rubric

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    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 the last day of that week. 

Due Dates

Due dates per marking period. You will need to pick 5 weeks