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Topical Tuesdays: So Long, Farewell…  – KS2 News Story and Reading and Writing Activity Sheet from The Week Junior

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Politicians in the US are calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from power after a riot broke out in Washington DC on 6 January.

However, his supporters in the United States government have been arguing that he shouldn’t be impeached (a special form of punishment) because he will very soon be leaving office anyway.

Would it be better for the country if he were just allowed to leave quietly? Or do you think that his wrongdoing should be punished even though his time as president is nearly over?

Activities include

  • Debate whether Trump should be impeached for inciting the attacks on the Capitol building which led to the deaths of five people. After all, if you did something wrong wouldn’t you expect to be punished even if you were going to change school next week?
  • Write a funny playscript-style piece of dialogue between a referee and a football coach who is being a sore loser after his team was defeated in an important match.
  • Think of a time when you really did not want to stop something you were enjoying or had to leave somewhere before you were ready to go. Write a recount of the events, explaining how you were feeling, how you were persuaded to leave and how well you coped with the disappointment.
  • What is the national anthem of the United States of America? Research it, read it, then write a brief summary of the events that led to it being written.

Find the entire series of Topical Tuesday resources to download here.

What is The Week Junior?

The Week Junior magazine looks at current affairs and helps children make sense of the world, provides context and clarity to complex issues, improves general knowledge and encourages discussion and debate.

To find out more about The Week Junior and to download its free resources, please go to schools.theweekjunior.co.uk.



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