Fifth graders do current events projects on different topics to learn 5Ws plus how

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5th GRADE CLASSROOMS —  The fifth grade students are doing projects called current events, which is when a fifth grader chooses a news topic from the category that their teacher told them to select from.

Matthew Alexander (5S) said, “Doing current events is fun and interesting because you can learn more about a certain subject. The topics we have done so far are government and health care, and at the end of the year, we will be doing more fun topics. We get a month to do the  projects, and I think that it is enough. We present it in front of the whole class and get graded on it.

Mr. Alexander Ventura, a fifth grader teacher, said, “The kids do a  project, and they have to include the 5 Ws (who, what, where, when, why) and how. They present in front of the class. Some kids do Powerpoint, and some others type it.”