msmss Ms. M
Mark T. Sheehan High School Social Studies Teacher
http://www.wallingford.k12.ct.us
 
US HISTORY A: PERIODS 2&3

ASSIGNMENT:  CIVIL WAR NEWSPAPER

PURPOSE:  The purpose of this assignment is to create a newspaper using pictures taken during the civil war and other primary source documents.

PROCEDURE:  

1. Visit the website:  http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/cwtake.html (link below)

2. Choose a picture from the site that interests you.  Print out one copy for your newspaper.

3. Complete a photographic analysis for the picture you have chosen.

4. Write a newspaper article that reports the facts associated with your photograph, using various primary sources from the Civil War.  Remember to include the following in your article: (1) HEADLINE, (2) BYLINE, (3) LEAD PARAGRAPH, (4) EXPLANATION & AMPLIFICATION, and (5) BACKGROUND INFORMATION

5. Peer edit newspaper articles using peer review sheet.

6. Re-write article using peer's suggestions.  

7. Complete self-assessment sheet and hand in with article.

8. DO NOT FORGET: WORKS CITED!!!

GRADING: This project is worth one test grade (100 points). I wil provide you with a rubric prior to the completion of the assignment.
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