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1800's Newspaper. MOVIE REVIEW. Students will write a critique of a movie or theater production shown in the 1800’s. Summarize story line. Summarize main characters, plot, setting. Include opinion of movie or show – use thought of it at the time Give rating out of four stars.

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MOVIE REVIEW

Students will write a critique of a movie

or theater production shown in the 1800’s

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Summarize story line.

  • Summarize main characters, plot, setting.
  • Include opinion of movie or show – use thought of it at the time
  • Give rating out of four stars
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ADVERTISEMENTS

Students will create their own newspaper advertisements featuring a product from the 19th Century.

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Use persuasion in advertisements.

  • Authentic product or invention from 1800’s
  • Sufficient information –show what you learned
    • Description and cost of item
    • Picture of item
    • Sell it!!
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Survey / Graphic

Students will create a graphic that shows ethnic information of a region of the U.S. during the 1800’s.

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Choose a state or region of the U.S. during one decade (10 year span) of the 1800’s

  • Graphic shows the ethnic makeup of the region’s population at that time (ethnicity means French, Italian, English, German, etc)
  • If you find other data that is interesting, clear it with me before using in graph
  • Include a key if necessary
  • Clearly show your interpretation of the data.
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QUESTION

OF THE DAY

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Find a term that was commonly used in the 1800’s but may not be familiar today

  • Ask various people what they think the word means and record the answers
  • Select four for the final copy
  • Include name and response of those four only
  • Include the true meaning of the word
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LETTER TO THE

EDITOR

Students will write a short letter describing the benefits or detriments of an invention of the 1800’s.

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A clear statement of your position

  • Include reasoning for your view
  • Choose topic for clear argument in short amount of space
  • Write it as a person living in the era
  • First and last name, town you live in – remember S.D. was not a state until 1889
  • Begin with “Dear Editor”
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INTERVIEW

Students will write an interview of a 19th century person.

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Write questions as if you are talking and answers as if given by the person

  • Avoid ‘yes’ o ‘no’ questions
  • Avoid generic / boring questions
  • Be creative / Find information you don’t know
  • You may use a tone in the answers that you have perceived through research (ex. Well-educated, Irish accent, slang)
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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT

Students will write a birth announcement about a 19th Century person.

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Full name (first, middle, last)

  • Parents’ names (include mother’s maiden name if possible
  • Location of birth (town, state)
  • Date of birth
  • Older siblings – if any
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Birth Announcement Example

Mary Martha Smith

A girl, Mary Martha, was born on Thursday, April 5, 1845 to Peter and Margaret (Johnson) Smith of Plainview, Kentucky. Mary joins her sister Anna and brother John at home.

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EDITORIAL

Students will write a persuasive essay.

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Research a person from the 1800’s

  • Tell why that person is important / unique / or worth knowing
  • Include a # of examples, facts, statistics
  • Remember that this is NOT a news article – it is a PERSUASIVE essay
  • Essay format / longer than letter
  • Include details about the person
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Advice Column

Students will write about a problem they would like another to answer. Students will then respond to that problem.

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Find a social problem of the 1800’s (gambling, prostitution, slave-selling, etc.)

  • Write to Dear Gabby about a specific issue that could be a problem for a person in the 1800’s
  • Use a creative name, not own
  • Respond thoroughly to problem
  • Be creative in problem and response
  • Humor with limits
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News Feature

Students will write a news story based on an invention from the 1800’s.

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Students will use Journalistic Questions

  • Peer Edit and Self Edit
  • Inform the public about an invention that just came out – write it in the time
  • Can include details of the inventor, the inventing process, the invention, and its uses
  • Remain objective – no opinions unless direct quote from observer
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OBITUARY

Students will write an obituary for a person who lived in the 1800’s.

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Include details of birth / parents / etc.

  • Include details of person’s life – school, jobs, marriages, hobbies, activities, accomplishments
  • Details of death (optional)
  • Survivors – if any
  • Details about memorial or funeral service and burial
  • Include a picture
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Sports Feature

Students will write a complete story about a sports-related topic or a past time of the 1800’s.

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Full length story (include a draft and editing)

  • Topics: an athlete, a sport, a team, a past time, results of an event, description of an event, current sports issue
  • Story may be an account of a fictitious or real event that took place during this time