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Creating A Civil War Newspaper
Track # 264189
Annotations by:  Jeff Parrish
 Track Category
Middle (5-9)
High School (9-12)
Social Sciences
Last Modified:
Nov 8, 2005
Extended learning
 Track Description
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.
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