Yesterday, I posted three year-in-review presentations from CNN. This morning I was reminded by Jeffery Hill's English Blog that Flocabulary has a year-in-review video of their own. The Year In Rap is a music video highlighting the top news stories of the last year.
Applications for Education
Teachers who use current news events as a part of their curriculum may be interested in using these videos and the slideshow as the jumping off point for further review of the year's top news stories. A quick activity before holiday vacation could be to have students view the videos and identify a story that they would like to investigate further. After they investigate that story they could put together their own short videos about it by using a service like Masher. You could also challenge your students to create their own rap about the year's news stories.