Monday, February 9, 2009

President Obama Wins Nobel Prize

Student Assignment: Julien

Today President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Watch the the Nobel Committee announce that it has awarded its annual award to the US president.

Now, write a news story at least 10 sentences long:

  • Tell readers about the award announcement
  • Why did the committee give the award to President Obama (this New York Times will help you answer this; if you use information from the article, remember to source it)
  • Link to the announcement
  • Explain what the prize is (this Wikipedia page will help answer this; remember to source any information from it).

For your assignment, answer the five W's in doing this.
  • Who
  • What
  • When
  • Where
  • Why
Include a link to the announcement and a related photo. Remember to include all source citations.

Photo credit: Wikipedia

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