Reading with understanding is a real life skill and one that I try and teach by means of the weekly article book.  The Grade 10 and 11 Business Studies students need to find a current affairs article on a weekly basis and summarise the article and then justify the choice of the article by saying the effect that it would have on business in South Africa.

Just to shake things up a bit, I have been giving them the article and they have to do the summary and justification in class on a Friday.  We have covered many interesting topics this term including the recent bus strike, the need for a USP in a business as well as the minimum wage strikes.  This activity also gets the students interacting with current affairs and thinking about the world outside of their school environment.


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