The purposes of this assignment are:

  1. to increase your ability to research current events in government,
  2. to increase your understanding of a particular area of government,
  3. to connect concepts you are learning in class material with real-world issues.

You are to include the following in your assignment:

  1. Article title and source – 5 points
  2. Using the MLA style of citation, where did you get the article?
  3. For this assignment, you must include the url in your citation.
  4. Summary – 5 points

Briefly and in your own words, summarize the content of the article.

  1. Connection 1 – 15 points

Connect the article to a concept we have covered in class.

  1. Define the concept that you state the article connects to.
  2. Describe how the article illustrates the concept.
  3. Connection 2 – 15 points

Connect the article to one or more concepts we have covered in class.

  1. Define the concept that you state the article connects to.
  2. Describe how the article illustrates the concept.
  3. Reaction – 10 points

Take a position on the issue contained in the article.

  1. What ideas, positions, or assumptions do you want to challenge?
  2. What do you agree with and why?

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