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Reconstruction Newspaper Article Assignment. Pretend you are a reporter during Reconstruction. Write a newspaper article on any of the events or people that we are going to learn about in this unit. Make sure to answer the WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY or HOW in your article.

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Reconstruction newspaper article assignment

Reconstruction Newspaper Article Assignment

  • Pretend you are a reporter during Reconstruction.

  • Write a newspaper article on any of the events or people that we are going to learn about in this unit.

  • Make sure to answer the WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY or HOW in your article.

  • Follow the newspaper format covered in class.

  • Must be typed but it can be written in pen (blue or black).

  • Must have an image (drawn, cut and paste, or printed.)

  • Rough draft in your notebook.

  • Final draft is due March 17/18, 2014.


Grading criteria grade 4 reconstruction newspaper article

Grading Criteria: Grade 4Reconstruction Newspaper Article

Content: Thorough, factual, and vividly written; answers five journalistic questions: Who, Where, What, When, How/Why.

Research: Excellent and thorough use of research data to explore and develop ideas.

Organization: Contains intriguing and attention-grabbing introduction, logically sequenced paragraphs, and decisive conclusion.

Mechanics and Presentation: Flawless spelling, punctuation, and use of language. Follows the format.


Possible articles

Possible Articles

  • 13th Amendment

  • 14th Amendment

  • 15th Amendment

  • Ten Percent Plan

  • Wade-Davis Bill

  • Radical Republicans

  • Freedman’s Bureau

  • John Wilkes Booth

  • Andrew Johnson

  • Civil Rights Act of 1866

  • Reconstruction Act of 1867

  • Hiram Revels

  • Blanche K. Bruce

  • Scalawags

  • Carpetbaggers

  • Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

  • Black Codes

  • Anti-Ku Klux Klan Bill of 1871

  • Panic of 1873

  • Compromise of 1877

  • Poll Tax

  • Literacy Tests

  • Grandfather Clause

  • Jim Crow Laws

  • Plessy vs. Ferguson, 1896

  • Buffalo Soldiers


Newspaper format

Newspaper Format

  • Title of Article

  • Sentence Summary

  • Name

  • Article

    Example:

    George Washington Calls it Quits

    After two terms, Washington retires.

    By Oswaldo Medina

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