Hello 2.0 community!
I, trainee teacher, am looking for help with the embedding of current affairs within my English classes to make them more appealing to students. Additionally it will teach them about up to date affairs, that could effect their everyday lives.
The group are hard to keep engaged, my thoughts were that injecting something current to them, they may engage further! Also wanting to celebrate equality and diversity is a life skill we should all have access to.
Any ideas? The more the merrier!
It is really a good idea to go with that can help a lot for students to get more interest.
Good thought! I used to do this when I taught civics and economics. Try using perspective journals. The assignment is simple, choose an event happening in the world and have your students write a journal entry from the perspective of the participant. For instance, if you wish to cover the presidential elections, what would a senior advisor write about?
It is an easy exercise that forces students to do a little research;