Rows of tents in a Somalian refugee camp as seen from above.
World Languages
Grades
11-12

What in the World?

What can international media tell us about what is really happening around the world?

Project Summary

Students use the target language to explore a significant theme in current events (possible themes include migration and refugees, environmental sustainability, economic justice, public health, or human rights). They engage with authentic news sources in the target language—podcasts, television shows, magazines, newspapers, and blogs. Each team focuses on a different geographic region or issue connected to the class theme and produces a podcast segment or news report that describes and analyzes the issue/situation in an engaging format for teen native speakers of the target language. 

Unless otherwise noted, all activities occur in the target language, with varying degrees of scaffolding.