A project rubric for a Newspaper Assignment. This project teaches students to view historical events from more than one side. It teaches bias, historical perspective, understanding and creating political cartoons. This assignment reinforces teamwork, project management, writing and creative skills.
This 10 page worksheet/rubric encourages students to create two newspapers from opposite sides of a historical issue (ex. King George III and American Colonists). Includes guiding questions to help students create:
*Political cartoons (includes a 2 page mini-lesson on how to understand and create original political cartoons)
*Letters to the Editor
Also includes a student checklist, grading rubric, score sheet, and suggestions for 4 different "job descriptions" within the group.
Includes 3 Historical headline story suggestions for the following issues:
Protestant Reformation (Luther vs. Leo X)
Age of Exploration (Conquistadors vs. Aztecs)
Scientific Revolution (Scientists vs. Church Officials)
American Revolution (Colonists vs. Great Britain)
French Revolution (Peasants vs. Government)
Imperialism (Europeans vs. African colonists)
World War 1 (Central Powers vs. Allied Powers)
World War 2 (Axis Powers vs. Allied Powers)
Cold War (Soviet vs. NATO/American)
Indian Independence (Great Britain vs. Gandhi and Separatists)
Apartheid (ANC vs. Apartheid government)
By changing the topics list (one page) you could adapt this project to any other subject area in history. Great for Middle School or High School.
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