Grade 7- Informed Citizen Homework

Hi Everyone,

I almost wrote grade 6 in the subject, but you’re moving on up!

Thanks for the great discussion today in class about what is an informed citizen and the importance of being an informed citizen. Lots of great and different ideas! We also talked about how we can become more informed citizens in ways such as reading or watching the news. It’s important to have a critical eye when you are looking at any reliable source to identify any bias- why has the news group decided to share the story in this way?

Tonight for homework I would like you to find a news article from one of the sources below. You are looking for a news article sharing an issue or story that you were unaware of, but feel that both you and your classmates should know about it. An example of this is during the summer I read an article about the Amazon Rainforest fires. I was shocked that I hadn’t heard about the fires yet and that more people were not discussing it. As you shared today during our discussion, after we learn about issues we can actually have an action piece and help them!

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Come prepared tomorrow to summarize the article and talk about why it is important for others to be aware of the issue presented.

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