Civil War Newspaper

CIVIL WAR NEWSPAPER PROJECT

 

Congratulations! You have just been hired to start a newspaper. Your job will be to create a Newspaper from either the Northern, Southern or Western section of the United States. Your job is to inform the people living in these areas 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 Wednesday May 24th. You will be presenting your project to the entire 8th grade. 

 

TOPICS

Weapons

Red Cross

Jefferson Davis

Abraham Lincoln

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

Fashion

Sports

Battle of Shiloh

54th Massachusetts Regiment

Inflation

Union Blockade

Women in the War

Fall of Vicksburg

Battle of Gettysburg

General George Pickett

Total War

General George McClellan

General Phillip Sheridan

General William Tecumseh Sherman

Music

 

 

GROUP EVALUATION

 

Names of group members:

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Date: _______________________

 

Complete the following about your group work:

 

We encourage everyone as a group.

ALWAYS NEVER

 

We shared out ideas.

ALWAYS NEVER

 

We responded to each others' ideas even if we did not agree with them.

ALWAYS NEVER

 

We checked with other group members to make sure they understood what we said and our reason for saying it.

ALWAYS NEVER

 

We used our time efficiently to complete our tasks.

ALWAYS NEVER

 

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 examples.

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NEWSPAPER COMPONENTS Total = 100%

 

Individual Work

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

Historically Accurate

Should be free of spelling/grammar errors

Bibliography

 

Secondary Article = 10%

Classifieds/NoticesAdvertisements

ComicsCoupons

Horoscopes

Weather

Crossword Puzzle

 

 

Research = 10%

Website Credibility Evaluation Form

2 of your sources must be from a credible website

 

Primary Article

(1) Primary source

(3) Secondary sources

 

Group Work

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

Creativity

Original Name

 

Group Evaluation = 10%

Team Work/ Cooperation

Sharing Ideas

Respecting each other opinions