Current Events (E)

Course Overview Fall 2011

Teacher: Mr. Nick Blais

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The study of Current Events includes the use of various periodicals to study what is going on in the world. Students will be analyzing events that are happening in our society and the world at large. The focus of this class will be those major events that are changing our social, political, and economic life and how those events affect the individual. International, national, state, and local news will be examined. Students will be expected to do extensive reading that will require critical thinking, writing, and reading comprehension skills.

Useful links for class:

Class Assignments


World and U.S. News
U.S. News and World Report

Local News

NBC News (Ch 6)
ABC News (Ch 8)
CBS News (Ch 13)
Portland Press Herald
Bangor Daily