Civil War Newspaper
CIVIL WAR NEWSPAPER
Congratulations! You have just been hired to start a newspaper.
Your job will be to create a Newspaper from either the North, South
or West of the United States and inform the people of the events,
people, and issues during the Civil War. What you choose to report
is up to you.
Dates & Deadlines
This project is due Friday May 29th. You will be presenting your
project to the entire 8th grade.
General Robert E. Lee
Battle of Bull Run
General Thomas Jackson
Naval Battle: The Virginia v The Monitor
Battle of Antietam
Battle of Fredericksburg
Battle of Chancellorsville
General Ulysses S. Grant
Battle of Shiloh
54th Massachusetts Regiment
Women in the War
Fall of Vicksburg
Battle of Gettysburg
General George Pickett
General George McClellan
General Phillip Sheridan
General William Tecumseh Sherman
Names of group members:
Complete the following about your group work:
We encourage everyone as a group.
We shared out ideas.
We responded to each others' ideas even if we did not agree with
We checked with other group members to make sure they understood
what we said and our reason for saying it.
We used our time efficiently to complete our tasks.
If you had to give your group a letter grade (A,B,C,D) what
would it be? And why? Please support your reasoning with
NEWSPAPER COMPONENTS Total =
Each group member will be responsible for (2) primary articles
and (1) secondary article.
Primary Articles = 30%
Topic of choice 500 words
Picture with caption
Clear introduction of topic and conclusion
Should be free of spelling/grammar errors
Secondary Article = 10%
Research = 10%
Website Credibility Evaluation Form
2 of your sources must be from a credible website
(1) Primary source
(3) Secondary sources
Groups will create a newspaper as their final product. They will
be asked to assess their group work, on how well they shared ideas,
and balanced responsibilities.
Newspaper = 40%
Layout - should look like a newspaper
Group Evaluation =
Team Work/ Cooperation
Respecting each other opinions