This course investigates what is happening in the world today, including significant events, behind-the-scenes causes, who's who, and future trends. It teaches students how to effectively gather accurate information by studying primary sources.
Course Outline: 
Unit 1: Basic News Terms and Bibliography
Unit 2: Basic Geography of Current Events
Unit 3: An Economic Understanding of the News
Unit 4: World Affairs and the Environment
Unit 5: National and State Government Issues
Unit 6: Local Government Issues