What in the World?

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

World Languages
Key Content
news, current events, podcasts, global perspectives, communication
Rows of tents in a Somalian refugee camp as seen from above.

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). Teams engage with authentic news sources to learn about a specific issue within the class theme and produce a podcast news report that describes and analyzes the issue in an engaging format for teen native speakers of the target language.

Note that at least 90% of the instructional activities in this project should be implemented in the target language, with appropriate scaffolding.