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Creating A Civil War Newspaper
High School (9-12)
Nov 8, 2005
Examine copies of the Civil War newspaper 'Harper's Weekly' available in class to help you understand how newspapers in that time period were written. Create a Civil War period newspaper that contains accurate historical information. Include: (1) appropriate title (2) a date for the paper between 1861 and 1865 (3) accurate information for the date chosen (4) articles written as if you were a reporter in this time period (5) feature some military information or details of a battle (6) add some human interest stories (7) place appropriate advertisements from the period in the newspaper. Use the websites in this track to help complete the project.