December is the month in which the Nobel Prize is awarded for outstanding achievement in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, peace, literature, and economics. The awards were established by the will of Alfred Nobel, who left a fund to provide annual prizes in all these areas, except for economics.
Find out more about the Nobel Prize, its history, the winners, known as Nobel Laureates, and the selection process by visiting the official Nobel Price Organization Web site or the Infoplease® Web site. Then, use what you learn about the Nobel Prize to prepare an FAQ for your classmates. An FAQ is a document that poses and answers questions that are most commonly asked about a specific subject. Underneath each question, a brief answer appears. Some sample FAQ's about the Nobel Prize are as follows (you may think of others):
When you have finished, you may wish to compare your questions and answers with those of your classmates. Then, post a final version on your school's Web site to share the information with other students.