International Current Events (ICE)
If assigned, your ICE will be due, and is worth 40 points. ICS's are reports on news articles you find in local newspapers, TIME, Newsweek, etc. You may also use the Internet (cnn.com, msnbc.com, etc.). The articles you choose must be related to at least two of the strands of Social Studies (see below) and must be substantive. Sports stories are not acceptable. The following are the areas, in order, as they must be included:
NAME, DATE, GRADE, AND ICE# on the right top corner of the page.
TITLE:(Title of Article)
SOURCE: (Where did you get the article: Arizoa Republic, CNN.com...)
WHERE: (Where did the event take place, be specific!) WHEN: (When did the event take place)
SUMMARY: (Summarize the article in your OWN words)
THIS ISSUE IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE: (WHY is the event important?)
AREA OF SOCIAL STUDIES: (Choose a MINIMUM of 2 areas from the list and tell WHY the topic of your article fits the two areas you selected WITH FACTS FROM YOUR ARTICLE SUPPORTING YOUR CHOICES!!!!!)
RELEVANCE: (Why is this article important to us as Phoenix residents, Arizonans, Americans, or as inhabitants of this planet.)
WHAT I WONDER: After reading the article, what were you wonderng about? MAYBE: Speculate on the things you wondered about.GO BEYOND THE ARTICLE and try to answer things that may have been unclear to you.
CHARACTER TRAITS: Choose a MINIMUM of 2 and explain how these apply to the article. See below for examplese of the following traits: Caring, citizenship, cooperation, courage, fairness, good judgement, honesty, integreity, leadership, loyalty, perserverence, respect, responsbility, understanding, self-discipline
Strands of Social Studies:
GEOGRAPHY - The study of land (physical features) and the way people relate to the land.
ECONOMICS - The study of business, money, occupations, and issues dealing with finance.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -The study of government and how people relate to government.
HISTORY - The study of the past (people, places, events)
PHILOSOPHY -The study of the way people think about their lives and what they believe.
SOCIOLOGY - The study of how people interact and live together in society.
FOREIGN POLICY - The study of how one country's government interacts with other nations' governments.
EDUCATION - What society thinks is important and passes on to the next generation.
MAPS AND GRAPHS - Visual representations that help us understand our world.
ANTHROPOLOGY: The study of the characteristics, customs, culture, etc., of humanity.
Caring * show compassion * express your love * share with those in need * be patient with others * treat others kindly
Citizenship *obey the laws and rules *know your rights and responsibilities *participate in your community *be a good neighbor *keep informed
Cooperation *be a team player *work toward shared goals *offer help *increase the peace *compromise
Courage *face your fears *stand up for what's right *avoid peer pressure *dare to be different *be brave
Fairness *treat others fairly *play by the rules *don't cheat yourself or others *be a good sport *avoid prejudice and discrimination
Good Judgement *consider alternative solutions *weigh consequences *don't rush to judgment *collect information *seek advice
Honesty *don't lie or stretch the truth *tell the whole truth *know yourself *be genuine and sincere *say what you mean
Integrity *be true to yourself *practice what you preach *let your conscience by yhour guide *act consistently *polish your principles
Leadership *take charge *blaze your own trail *be a positive role model *inspire others to do their best *communicate a shared vision
Loyalty *be faithful to your friends *devote yourself to your family *stick to your beliefs *defend your country and the constitution *don't be a traitor
Perserverence *stick to it *strive for excellence *persist in the face of setbacks *set and reach high goals *overcome obstacles
Respect *follow the "Golden Rule" *respect your mind and body *show consideration for all living beings *respective the environment *celebrate diversity
Responsibility *honor your commitments *fulfill your obligations *be dependable *be accountable for your actions *take care of those in need
Understanding *seek to know others *suspend judgment *walk in someone else's shoes *listen with an open mind and heart *sympathize with others
Self-Discipline *set priorities and stay on task *avoid harmful temptations *look before you leap *practice moderation *delay gratification
IT"S COOL TO BE SMART!