I chose the article “ Obama backs teachers merit
pay” for the education category because the
article talks about merit pay. Merit pay is when the
kids in the teachers classes take a test to see if the
teachers are teaching the kids what they are
suppose to be teaching. If the kids do bad on the
test the teachers salary will decrease or the
teachers will be laid off.
The article that I have chosen for health/food
is “More Peanut Butter Products Recalled”. I
have chosen this article for the topic because
peanut butter recall was when peanut butter
products were taken back to the
manufactures because of Salmonella.
Salmonella is a bacteria that makes people
sick. Since the peanut butter recall happened
many people got sick and died. This recall has
to do with your health and the food you eat.
Most Amazing and Outrageous
I think the most amazing and outrageous
event that happened in the past year was the
Airplane Crash in the Hudson. I thought it was
amazing because usually when a plain
crashes Ina river many people die. When the
plane landed in the river no one died. Also the
people on board were lucky because the pilot
was well experienced and knew how to
handle the situation.
The Binghamton massacre was a very tragic
event. It was tragic because many innocent
people were killed. A man opened fire at the
American Civic Association in Binghamton.
The man also took many people as hostages.
The man also killed himself. This is why this
event was a tragic moment for many people.
The closing of Guantanamo Bay was a very
controversial event. It was controversial
because there was an island that had so
called “Terrorists”. The prisoners were
tortured and treated cruelly. Some people felt
that because there was no proof the prisoners
should be released but others thought they
should stay in jail.
I think the election of 2008’s presidency was
very memorable. I think it was memorable
because it was the first time in the United
States of America that a African American
became a president. If you look back two
years ago no one would have thought that
this would happen. It is the first time in the
United States that we had a colored
president. I think that is a big thing to
remember in our history.
One thing that I really did not like when I was
doing my current event project was looking
for the articles. It was very hard to find the
perfect article that fits your topic. One thing I
did like about this current event project was
making my PowerPoint. It was fun to create
all the animations. I think this current event
project was fun at points and also not fun at