Speaking of Current Events Series 1

Grades 2-5

For younger students, we offer our Speaking of Current Events class.  The curriculum for this class is     intended to expose younger students to understanding current events, and speaking about them effectively.  Over the course of the class, students will cover 4 current events, including:

  • A specific current event
  • Historical background of that event
  • Understanding that there are multiple perspectives

The Speaking of Current Events class is an analytical approach to understanding that what happens in our world today is deeply connected to a specific background.  Each current event covered will have different Public Speaking activities, culminating in the Parent Showcase.

Current Events:

  • Technology
  • Transportation
  • Sugar and Nutrition
  • California Drought

Course Syllabus