The Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom Capital Press Current Events in Agriculture project combines a weekly activity with an up-to-date news story featuring various facets of agriculture. It emphasizes reading newspaper articles, then answering questions requiring critical thinking from Knowledge and Comprehension to Analysis and Evaluation.
Each week during the school year, an article from the Capital Press will be selected and five questions will be developed to allow students the opportunity to learn about a current event in the agricultural industry while developing their non-fiction reading skills.
These will be available every Friday morning at 8 a.m. for use on Friday or anytime the following week.
These questions will be designed to use in conjunction with a selected article from the Capital Press. FREE access to an e-edition of the Capital Press is available through the Newspapers in Education program. Simply register for a free account here, complimentary printed copies can also be sent directly to your classroom, see FAQ below for further directions.
Past questions can be viewed here.
This activity can be used as a bell ringer activity, weekly assignment or start of a larger writing assignment or discussion.
You can access an e-edition of the paper on the Newspapers in Education page or request complimentary printed copies by calling Ashley Lilja at Capital Press, 503-364-4431 or 800-882-6789.
Emails will arrive by 7 a.m. on Friday morning for use Friday or any time the following week. The articles will be distributed September 6, 2019- June 12, 2020. Sign up here.
Article content will include innovations, people profiles, policies and various school-appropriate content.
These questions are best suited for middle school or high school students.