World War I: Quick and Easy Newspaper Activity for 1914
is an engaging activity focused on the events of 1914. Students get the scoop on major events of the war beginning with the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand when they jump into investigation as reporters. They create op-eds, articles, political cartoons and more in this 90 minute newspaper project. Give student groups this newspaper alone or have each group complete a newspaper for different years.
World War I Newspaper projects by year are available individually or in a bundle:
- World War I: Bundle
- World War I: 1915
- World War I: 1916
- World War I: 1917-1918
Included in this teacher's guide:
- Informational Text for students on 7 topics related to World War I in 1914
- Teacher directions
- Ready-to-use activity directions for students
This activity is a valuable addition to your study of World War I
. Use along with other activities, simulations, and projects.
Two ways to use:
- Introduction: students read the provided information and write articles in a short time. Students work together to form the first page or two of a newspaper on their topics.
- In-depth: students read the provided information on industrial revolution related topics. Student groups work together to divide up topics and ideas and conduct additional research. Students write investigative articles on the topics.
- OPTIONAL: for either option, consider a gallery walk at the end in which students visit each other's newspapers to learn about the different topics and to analyze major events and people related to the era.
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