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                                     Colonies Unite
You and your group will create a Newspaper with four Newspaper Articles. Students will use
a provided Google Doc as their template. See the back of this sheet for the topics of your
articles.

Each student in the group is responsible for at least one article. You will need to include one
picture per article. These articles are not research papers and should be written as if you were a
journalist. Include quotes and specific details.

You are all responsible for the jobs listed below:
         Editor-makes sure that everyone is on task, lets teacher know the progress of the
             paper
         Illustrator-finds illustrations
         Designer-creates the layout of the paper, makes sure all final copies are neat and
             picture(s) are visually appealing. Adds creativity to the project.
         Proof reader-responsible for all articles to be grammatically correct and all meet
             criteria



           Completed Articles
                groups turn in the articles
                    as a complete newspaper
                                                           40 pts
           Effort & Teamwork                               20 pts
 Rubric




                worked with the group
                    during the class period.
                    Students will lose 5 points
                    each time they are off task.
           Design Layout/Creativity                        14 pts
                Headlines grabbed reader’s
                    attention
                Newspaper had extra
                    features (ex: weather,
                    advertisements, obituaries,
                    birth announcements, etc…
           Pictures—one per article                        8 pts
           Correct grammar                                 6 pts
                 (1/2 point per grammar
                    mistake)
           Bibliography                                    12 pts
                 MLA format
                 May be done as an
                    individual or whole group
                 Each person needs three
                    sources

           Total points                                   100 pts
                         Groups for Newspaper Articles

#1                                     #2
Lexington & Concord                    Bunker Hill
Ethan Allen & The Green Mtn Boys       Sam Adams
2nd Continental Congress               Olive Branch Petition
Ticonderoga                            George Washington


#3                                     #4
Declaration of Independence            Trenton & Princeton
Thomas Jefferson                       Thomas Paine
Ben Franklin                           Continental Army
Battle of Long Island                  Patrick Henry


#5                                     #6
Brandywine & Germantown                Saratoga
Marquis de Lafayette                   Benedict Arnold
Valley Forge                           American Allies
British Army                           Cowpens

#7
Francis Marion/Hit & Run tactics
Yorktown
King George III
Treaty of Paris

				
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