This newspaper template can be used for social studies, science, literature, or current events. In my class, we used it to write about events leading up to the American Revolution (ie Stamp Act). The template has room for a catchy title, a picture with caption, a summary of the event, and a creative writing journal entry.
After each event leading up to the American Revolution, I had students take on the role of a news reporter and had the class write about the event from the point of view of a patriot or loyalist. I then had students compare and contrast their perspectives.