First your group should decide on what types of articles you would like to include. There should be at least 4 headlines and articles. Each article should have an appropriate picture attached. Below is a list of ideas you can go with. If you find or think of something else you would like to write about “go for it”!
Examples are: News of the day such as the reporting of a battle
Interview a famous person
Directions for a game
Description of the clothing of the time
A review of a dance or piece of music
An Advice Column (Dear Abby)
Decide if you would like to use Microsoft Publisher or Microsoft Word to create your newsletter. Decide which person will be responsible for each column.
Begin the research process. You must use at least one book and one print encyclopedia. Use the electronic card catalog to find your material. Included below is a list of websites you will find helpful.
Use Graphic Organizer to help you organize your thoughts.
Keep track of your sources. Remember to copy the copyright page of any books you use so that you may properly cite each source.
Education in the colonies
Founding Fathers Biographies
Life in Colonial Times from Encarta
Colonial Life for Kids
Colonial Music resource for teachers
Writing the articles and putting it all together.
Remember your lessons about parts of a newspaper.
- All font styles should be consistent.
- When adding a picture use wrap around option so that text can be next to picture.
- Include your byline.
- Use other options that will make your newspaper visually appealing ie: borders,