Reading the newspaper aloud in your homeschool increases vocabulary and enhances your home’s print climate—leading to success in school and life. Join us each week for Hot Chocolate and Current Events, our effort to enrich your homeschool family life.
This week’s article is about the military and global affairs:
In which country are young men binging on pizzas and burgers to try to avoid military service?
Hop on over to our blog for the article, vocabulary words, map points, and discussion questions.
1. Download this article to read aloud with your family:
2. Check out these vocabulary words:
conscription—mandatory enlistment for service to the state, especially in the armed forces
binge—to indulge in an activity, especially eating, to excess
civilian—relating to a person not in the armed forces or police
3. Plot this point on a map:
4. Discuss the following questions:
Where does the story take place?
What is the main topic or issue?
What is your reaction to this article?
What do you think about South Korea’s mandatory conscription law?
Should pop stars be exempt from military service?
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