Edublogs Challenge – Week 4

Posted: October 10, 2013 in Edublogs Challenge

Activity 1 – Imagine you are a journalist researching a current issue. What are some of the questions you might ask someone you are interviewing?

By Cori Gibson
Cougar News Blog

World Food Day

World food day is about how there are about 842 million hungry people on the planet. This is not the hungry that you are thinking of though. It is not the hungry where you just get home from school and even though you ate lunch three hours earlier, you feel like you’re going to starve. It is the hungry where instead of feeling like you’re going to starve, you actually are. You strive to get food and nutrients every day just to keep you and your family alive for just a little longer. Many lives are lost every year because of this issue.

If I were a journalist researching World Food Day, these are the questions that I would ask.

Who- Who in this world is going to find a solution to this worldwide problem?
What- What can people everywhere do to help others who are starving?
When- When do you think this issue will cease to exist?
Where- Where do we start in the steps to helping those in need?
Why- Why is it that while some people are dying because of hunger, others are wasting hundreds of dollars in food every year?
How- How can we (people of the world) prevent this issue from continuing to happen in the future?

Greenpeace Protests

By Kayla Mix
Cougar News Blog

Who: came up with the Greenpeace organization? Bill Darnell, Robert Hunter, Ben Metcalfe, Dorothy Stowe, Patrick Moore, and Jim Bohlen.
What: is the Greenpeace’s purpose? Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.
Where: did the Greenpeace organization first start? Vancouver, Canada.
When: did the Greenpeace organization first start? 1971
Why: did the creator of the Greenpeace organization want to create the Greenpeace organization? To help fight against environment degradation, including the end of nuclear contamination.
How: did you and your followers create the Greenpeace organization?The Don’t Make a Wave Committee was the name of the anti-nuclear organization which later evolved into Greenpeace, a global environmental organization. The Don’t Make a Wave Committee was founded in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to protest and attempt to halt further underground nuclear testing by the United States in the National Wildlife refuge at Amchitka in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska The Don’t Make a Wave Committee was first formed in October 1969 and officially established in early 1970s.
The Greenpeace organization went to Russia because they found out that people in Russia were doing Arctic drilling. So they went to Russia to protest but, they got put in jail for a few days, but without charges. The Greenpeace organization is not an illegal organization but sometimes they have to perform illegal actions to make their point.

Activity 5 – Write Something About a Global Issue

Refugees Around the World

By Alysa Rippee
Cougar News Blog

Refugees are people who are being forced to flee their country due to persecution, war, or violence. They are sometimes referred to as asylum seekers until they are recognized by the country they take place in.
Right now, Syria is a popular topic when talking about refugees. Right now, there are estimated to be around 1.5 million refugees have fled to countries like Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey, and Jordan. Syrians started escaping to other countries due to lethal force the government used on it’s citizens to stop protests in April 2011.
Along with the refugees from Syria, many illegals from wars like World War I and World War II traveled to countries around Europe. Right now, Palestine holds about 4.8 million refugees, which is the more than any other country, It is followed by Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and DR Congo. Palestine also had a refugee problem in 1948, many Arabs fled from their home and into Palestine because of the Arab-Israeli War. Around 600,000 to 760,000 Palestine Arabs fled or were expelled from Israel.


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