The American Revolution was a difficult time in American history. Colonists fought against their own government to secure independence in order to create the United States of America. Your task will be to design a newspaper that highlights several important aspects of the American Revolution. Your stories should be based on facts from researching this time period. Review the criteria for each section below and write a story for your newspaper after researching the various topics. You will enter your stories into the newspaper template provided on the Basta Blog. All research and writing will be done in class and completing the template will be done at home.
Revolutionary War Battle
Choose two major battles of the Revolutionary War and write a summary for each that includes:
answers to the 5 "W" questions (who, what, why, when, where)
a description of the action
key participants from the American and British side
Choose a group or an individual that played a key role during the American Revolution that may not have received the attention they deserved. Describe the key people that were involved and any accomplishments they are remembered for.
Revolutionary War Facts
Based on your research, choose ten facts about the war that you think others may learn from and find very interesting. Your facts should be written in complete sentences and provide specific details that carefully describe your selection.
Revolutionary War Quotations
Choose four quotations and their authors that will be remembered during the American Revolution.
Free Choice Option
Choose one topic of your choice to research. You may choose to write a summary of your topic or include a photo with a caption to describe your topic.
You are welcome to consult the resources in our classroom and library, Hindley’s library links, and/or utilize your social studies textbook or any other resources you may find that are appropriate.