Newspaper must include at least 9 writing pieces on
listed in the left column--topics are in the right column. Divide the work
evenly among "staff" members. Be creative and have fun!
*Note: Newspaper should not represent one day's worth of news; it should
cover several years' worth.*
(subject: War in Europe)
- Assassination of Franz Ferdinand (June 1914)
- First Battle of the Marne (September 1914)
- Battle of Belleau Wood (June 1918)
- Sinking of the Lusitania (May 1915)
- Zimmerman Telegram (February 1917)
- President Wilson's Declaration of War (April 1917)
- Selective Service Act (May 1917)
|3. Interview w/ Military General|
(Subject: New technology--
How does it change the war?
- Poison Gas
- Machine guns
(Subject: Life at Home in USA)
- Woman army or navy nurse home from the war
- Injured African-American soldier
- Survivor of the deadly Influenza epidemic of 1918
(Subject: Support war effort)
- "Buy Liberty Bonds"
- "Use All Leftovers"
- "Work in the Factories"
(Subject: Trench Warfare)
- Write a letter from a soldier to your
describing his experience fighting in the trenches in Europe.
|7. Opinion Article(Editorial)|
(Subject: Debates During the War)
- "Selective Service"
- "Sedition Act"
|8. Crossword Puzzle|
(Subject: Great War Vocabulary)
- Create a crossword puzzle using words and phrases from WWI (15 word
9.Choose one of the following formats and a topic that
fits; do more
for extra credit!: Poem, Song, Map, "Dear Abby" Letter,
Sports Event, Short Story, Drawing, Political Cartoon
Great War Newspaper Group Project
Guide to 9 Required Writing Pieces
Personal Research Notes Sheet