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Bubonic Plague / Black Death Project - Create a Newspaper

Grade Levels
6th - 8th
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  1. Students will have the opportunity to create posters, dialogues, debates, newspapers, talk shows, advertisements, training manual booklets, visuals, currencies, timelines, board games, book jacket covers, travel brochures, and poems. Students will also analyze primary sources. Finally, the bundle
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This project gives students the opportunity to delve deep into many aspects of life during the black death (bubonic plague) in medieval Europe. As journalists, the task of your students is to capture the major issues and events of the bubonic plague. While there is a lot of room for creativity and an opportunity for originality, students will base their information on historical evidence.

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✓Explanation of each newspaper section (examples: title, news stories, interviews, advertisements and much more!)


✓12 newspaper templates

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Total Pages
15 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.
Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone.
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.


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