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Name: __________________________ Date: __________________

Directions for Newspaper Article in History-Maker Scrapbook

Your article must be typed, as it would appear in a published newspaper.


Here is the format. Check off when finished. Turn in with draft.
___Headline: Larger and bold font. Headline styles vary. The first word must begin with a capital. Or each word in the headline may begin with a capital letter. Or all letters in every word may be capitalized. You choose the style.

____Byline: Write By followed by your name and your journalism position.

____Dateline: city and state where the article was written followed by a date of the article and a dash. This should be indented and the article begins right after this.

SEATTLE, WA, 2010 –



____Body: The, who, what when, where, why…..then write another paragraph or two explaining and elaborating the incident or accomplishment.

____Nut paragraph: stating very briefly the who what when where why of the story.

____Body paragraphs: Elaborating and explaining the event and summing up the history-maker’s career.

____Quote from the History –Maker. You may fictionalize the quote.

____Conclusion/Review of Career: Finally briefly review the history of the famous person’s professional career.

Washington and Continental Soldiers Suffer at

Valley Forge

By Mary E. Talevich

Gazette staff reporter



VALLEY FORGE, PENNSYLVANIA, December 30,1777- General George Washington, commander of the Continental Army, has set up camp twenty miles from Philadelphia to spend this winter of 1777-1778 rebuilding his army and planning new strategies to defeat the occupying British Redcoat forces.

Lacking food, supplies and uniforms, the men are suffering terribly from cold and hunger. Many are said to be deserting the cause and returning to their farms and homes, many of which are close by the winter camp. It has been reported that red, bloody tracks have been spotted in the snow, proving the fact that the American soldiers do not even have adequate boots to protect their feet from frostbite.

Washington will not abandon his troops. He is living in camp in a tent, suffering along with his men. He rides through the encampment several times each day, rallying the soldiers and insisting that they keep to the army routines.

Washington hopes that the harsh weather will improve and supplies will come from the other colonies so his troops can continue the attack on the occupying British Army.

“We will recapture Philadelphia. Liberty will prevail!” states a positive General Washington.

Previous to this difficult turn of events, Washington had served as a lieutenant under the British in the French and Indian War and in the Virginia Militia. He has also served in the House of Burgesses in his home state, Virginia.





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