Having chosen an issue for the project, students analyze two news articles about the issue. They apply the “5W + H” method in order to learn how to gather information from a news article. Using what they learn, they describe the current state of the chosen issue.

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The students will:

  • Read news articles to understand the problem the class has selected.
  • Analyze the articles using 5W+H (who, what, when, where, why, and how).
  • Summarize the problem.


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