Your task: Create a newspaper about the unit consisting of articles, comic strips, advertisements and editorials



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Historical Newspaper

Your task: Create a newspaper about the unit consisting of articles, comic strips, advertisements and editorials.
Instructions:

I. Give your paper a title that fits with the unit. “History Newspaper” is not enough!


II. Your paper should include 8 or more items including:
3 news articles about events from the unit. These should be written from the point of view of a reporter who witnessed these events and was “in the middle of the action.” These articles should be a minimum of two paragraphs and should include made-up quotes from people involved in the event.
1 obituary of a famous person from this period. An obituary is a short retelling of the major events in that person’s life.

Comic strips about either a person or event from the time period. Each strip should be at least 5 panels in length.

Advertisements from a company that might have existed at the time.

Puzzles about the time period such as a crossword, jumble or word search.

Sports report about a sport played in this period.
The Front Page

a. Design a front cover for your paper that includes the paper’s title, a picture and a table of contents which tells which page the parts are on.



b. ALL 8 sections MUST be numbered and included in your table of contents.
Historical Newspaper Rubric





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Title and Table of Contents

Both are imcomplete

Elements of the table of contents are missing but the title page is complete

Elements of the title page are missing but table of contents is complete

Title page is complete but table of contents is missing

Includes title of the newspaper, a picture, you name, and complete table of contents

News article #1

One paragraph not written as if you were at the event and lacking quotes.

One paragraph written as if you were at the event with two quotes

Two complete paragraphs that are not written as if you were at the event

Has two complete paragraphs that are written as if you were at the event but has one quote

Is two complete paragraphs that are written as if you were at the event and includes 2 quotes

News article #2

One paragraph not written as if you were at the event and lacking quotes.

One paragraph written as if you were at the event with two quotes

Two complete paragraphs that are not written as if you were at the event

Has two complete paragraphs that are written as if you were at the event but has one quote

Is two complete paragraphs that are written as if you were at the event and includes 2 quotes

News article #3

One paragraph not written as if you were at the event and lacking quotes.

One paragraph written as if you were at the event with two quotes

Two complete paragraphs that are not written as if you were at the event

Has two complete paragraphs that are written as if you were at the event but has one quote

Is two complete paragraphs that are written as if you were at the event and includes 2 quotes

Obituary

Missing 6 or more elements of the graphic organizer

Missing 4-5 elements of the graphic organizer

Missing 3 elements of the graphic organizer

Missing 1-2 elements of obituary graphic organizer

All elements of the obituary graphic organizer are present

5 Panel Comic Strip

Has 3 colorful comic strip

Has 4 colorful comic strips

Has 5 colored comic strips with irrelevant information

Has 5 comic strips with no color and relevant information

Has 5 colorful comic stripes with relevant information

Magazine advertisement

Magazine advertisement lacks color, creative and a relevant achievement/invention

Magazine advertisement lacks color and creativity but depicts a relevant achievement/invention

Magazine advertisement is colorful and creative but lacks a relevant achievement/invention

Magazine article lacks creativity but is colored and depicts an important invention/achievement

Magazine advertisement is colorful, creative and thoughtful

Sports article

One paragraph not written as if you were at the event and lacking quotes.

One paragraph written as if you were at the event with two quotes

Two complete paragraphs that are not written as if you were at the event

Has two complete paragraphs that are written as if you were at the event but has one quote

Is two complete paragraphs that are written as if you were at the event and includes 2 quotes

Overall Creativity __________/5



Neatness/Attention to Detail___________/5
Name_____________________________________________
Total Pt_____________/50

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