This project was created for use by students in a cooperative learning setting. It was originally used as an enrichment activity, but will work very well in any English or history/social studies classroom, and is best used after students are taught the basics of researching and understanding credible sources. For example, our librarian does an "Intro to Research" presentation with the students before they complete this project.
The teacher or students choose a decade to research. In groups they research that decade and fill out source cards. Once they do their research, each group creates a newspaper highlighting the major events of that particular decade. Students will produce a newspaper, but also a Works Cited page, as well.