Largest destroyer built for Navy headed to sea for testing

Daily News Article - December 8, 2015


NOTE to students: Before answering the questions, read the “Background” and watch the videos below.

1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. a) What is the size of the USS Zumwalt?
b) Who was it named after?

3. What is Bath Iron Works goal for the Zumwalt?

4. List the features of the Zumwalt.

5. Why did the shipbuilder change the number of ships it is building in this class?

6. What word or words best describes your reaction to the news of the USS Zumwalt? (pride, astonishment, inspiration, dismay…)? Explain your answer.