In order to appreciate historical fiction, students need to understand the factual context and recognize how popular culture reflects the values, mores, and events of the time period. Since a newspaper records significant events and attitudes representative of a period, students create their own newspapers utilizing primary source materials from the American Memory collections.
Students will be able to:
- locate, analyze, and evaluate primary source images and text from the American Memory collections; and
- synthesize fictional events and primary source materials as they create parallel stories for a newspaper project.
- One week
Recommended Grade Level
- News, Journalism & Advertising
- Arts & Culture
- Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929
Margie Rohrbach and Janie Koszoru