Back to the Future Day

The 21 October 2015 was Back to the Future Day. The date that Marty McFly and Dr Emmett “Doc” Brown chose to travel forward in time from 1985 in the hit sequel Back To The Future II.

What are the inventions that Back to the Future got right?
Big-screen televisions and video calls, self tying shoe laces, and video glasses.

What are some of the predictions that they got wrong?
Flying cars fuelled by rubbish!! (although that would be great for the environment) and jackets that dry themselves. Also the film went a little too heavy on its predictions for fax machines, which it imagined would be everywhere in 2015. Fortunately, they’re not.

… And there’s one key invention Back to the Future II missed out: smartphones and tablets, undeniably the most important technological breakthrough of the last decade.

Might have come in handy when Marty and the Doc wanted to escape the future and head back to 1985.

What are your predictions if you could time travel to 2040?

1. Who is the main person or group of people in this news article?

2. What was the key event from the news article?

3. Where did this event take place?

4. When did this event take place?

1. Find a quote from the main person in this news article?

2. In your own words describe what happened in this news article.

3. Find out where this event took place and include some information about this place.

4. Tell us when this event happened and explain what might happen in the future.

5. Explain in your own words why this event took place.

Current Events Web
Find the Who, What, Where, When, How and Why in the article to complete this worksheet.

I Think Because
Share what you think about the article and explain why.

My Questions
Write a question map about questions that you have after reading the article.

News Review
Give the news article you have read a review

KWL
Write what you KNOW about the topic in the article, what you would LIKE to find out and then what you have LEARNT.

Newspaper Bingo
Play newspaper bingo. Find a number of different articles to complete the grid.

Questions and Answers
Write a set of questions and then their answers after reading the article.

The Big Idea
Find the big idea by highlighting the 5 W’s and 1 H. then select 25 of key words associated with the article.

Word Investigation
Vocabulary exercise where students find key words within the article.

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