|Civil War Newspaper Project
You & your partner are to create a newspaper from the time period of the American Civil War. It must include the following:
1. Pick one (1) of the key issues that led to war and write an editorial about it. Pick a position, north or south and take a stand. Your essay should be about 75 words.
2. Pick one (1) of the events that preceded the war and write an article, (or find a primary source to include in the paper).
a. Examples: Missouri Compromise, Compromise of 1850, Dred Scott Case, Election of 1860, the secession of S.C. & Ga.,
3. Four (4) major events from the war. At least one (1) must have happened in Georgia.
A. Examples: Fort Sumter, Chickamauga, Andrews
Raid (stealing the General), Antietam, the Atlanta
Campaign, Sherman’s March to the Sea, Gettysburg,
4. At least four (4) of the following: Feature famous people such as: Clara Barton, Dorthea Dix, Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, Abraham Lincoln, U.S. Grant, General Sherman, General Stonewall Jackson, Sojourner Truth,
Frederick Douglass, Harriett Tubman, and Harriett Beecher Stowe.
Feature Stories (i.e.weddings, garden parties, someone coming home from the front, social events)
Hints & Tips:
BE CREATIVE! Write your stories like a first-hand account of the event. If you can find a primary source, (a letter, diary entry or original newspaper article,) you may use that.
Think about how people would have viewed the war as you are writing. Pick a theme or position for your paper. You need to be a southern or northern paper as it will determine how you report.
Choose your partner carefully. Make sure you can actually get the work done & that you are both good on the computer. You might want to split the research first, and then decide on the layout of the paper.
Due Date:Th-3/19 and Fri- 3/20