American Revolution Newspaper

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American Revolution Newspaper

The American Revolution was a difficult time in American history. Colonists fought against their own government to secure independence in order to create the United States of America. Your task will be to design a newspaper that highlights several important aspects of the American Revolution. Your stories should be based on facts from researching this time period. Review the criteria for each section below and write a story for your newspaper after researching the various topics. You will enter your stories into the newspaper template provided on the Basta Blog. All research and writing will be done in class and completing the template will be done at home.

Revolutionary War Battle

Choose two major battles of the Revolutionary War and write a summary for each that includes:

  • answers to the 5 "W" questions (who, what, why, when, where)

  • a description of the action

  • key participants from the American and British side

  • date and specific location of the battle

  • which side won the battle

Locate a photo.

Suggested battles:

  • Lexington

  • Concord

  • Fort Ticonderoga

  • Bunker Hill

  • Long Island

  • Trenton

  • Princeton

  • Brandywine

  • Saratoga

  • Monmouth

  • Savannah

  • Yorktown

  • Important People of the Revolutionary War

  • Choose two important people of the Revolutionary War and write a summary for each that includes:

  • which side the leader supported

  • a summary of their major accomplishments

  • a description of how their life ended

  • Locate a photo.

  • Suggested Leaders:

  • George Washington

  • Joseph Martin

  • John Burgoyne

  • Edward Braddock

  • Benedict Arnold

  • Charles Cornwallis

  • King George III

  • Samuel Adams

  • Nathaniel Greene

  • Ethan Allen

  • Thomas Jefferson

  • John Paul Jones

  • Unsung Hero Story

  • Choose a group or an individual that played a key role during the American Revolution that may not have received the attention they deserved. Describe the key people that were involved and any accomplishments they are remembered for.

  • Suggested topics:

  • Women

  • Native Americans

  • African Americans

  • Revolutionary War Facts

  • Based on your research, choose ten facts about the war that you think others may learn from and find very interesting. Your facts should be written in complete sentences and provide specific details that carefully describe your selection.

  • Revolutionary War Quotations

  • Choose four quotations and their authors that will be remembered during the American Revolution.

  • Free Choice Option

  • Choose one topic of your choice to research. You may choose to write a summary of your topic or include a photo with a caption to describe your topic.

  • Suggested topics:

  • Music

  • Uniforms

  • Flags

  • weapons

  • Resources

  • You are welcome to consult the resources in our classroom and library, Hindley’s library links, and/or utilize your social studies textbook or any other resources you may find that are appropriate.

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