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This week’s activity asks you to identify an American ideal and summarize a related current event in 1-2 sentences. It will prepare you for your first assignment, Letter to Family. 

Step 1: Choose one of the following American ideals:

  • democracy
  • liberty
  • equality
  • justice
  • freedom
  • opportunity

Step 2: Identify an article (no older than 6 months) that covers a current event related to your American ideal. This article should be from a reputable news source that publishes well-written and well-researched news.

  • One tip for finding a current event is to choose a reputable news source and visit their website to see recent articles on relevant topics.

​​​​​​​Step 3: Write a short statement (1-2 sentences) summarizing the current event and how it relates to your chosen American ideal. Provide two examples that illustrate the connection.

Step 4: Include an article link in a source list 

SAMPLE

Student Name

American Ideal:

1-2 sentences about the current event and how it relates to your chosen American ideal. Provide 2 examples.

Article citation.