This is a class project. Each student will choose the section they would like to create. They will be responsible for the research and construction of their section. The students will choose an editor whose responsibility will be to coordinate the sections and be responsible for the layout of the magazine. I will assist the students with technical help and guidance, Provide time in the library, computer labs and classroom; I will also provide the students with the materials necessary for constructing the magazine. I will have classroom sources available and I will be responsible for helping with the final editing for each student’s article for the magazine. The students will choose their magazine’s name and each class will have their own magazine
Each article will have definite requirements that will have to be met. The students will be given scoring guides subject to their area of the magazine. The class will get a percentage grade for the completed lesson and each student will be given an individual grade for their contribution. Accuracy, spelling, grammar, neatness, imagination and effort will be graded individually on the part of the scoring guide that relates to the individual student’s work.
Scoring Guide per Section
1. Beginning and ending dates.
2. Countries involved, which armies, or if a sea battle which navies.
3. Description of action, where it took place
4. Weapons used, ex. artillery, machine guns, chemical weapons, flame throwers, etc.
6. Who was successful, and what was the objective attained.
7. A detailed map of the area identifying each army and their positions
Home Front News
1. Political events taking place during this month.
2. Economical news during the month
3. Any news making event for the month
5. This information will be written in the form of a news article with a headline and a byline. Photographs if available will be expected. The more information in the articles; the better.
Articles describing new fashions for women and men as well as pictures and or illustrations of the fashions will be expected.
Typical magazine advertisements showing a variety of merchandise will include a description of the item, a picture, where to get the item, price and a written sales incentive is expected. Sports
Articles reporting on sporting events for the month: baseball, football, college sports, track and field events, etc. Information will include teams, individual players, scores, location of events and any other important information needed to explain what happened.
This arts and entertainment section will cover all of the above. What books, songs, and motion pictures were popular for the month this magazine was published. If there is time, you may have the student read a book, watch a movie or listen to recordings and have them write the review. If not they can try to find written reviews from the time period.
This section will have news about local individuals serving in the armed forces during this time. Where are they, what are they doing, health status have they been injured are they fine, and
Posters and Political Cartoons
There will be at least 2 posters and 2 political cartoons in this section. They are to be original. You may use ideas from cartoon and posters from the time period and you may use 1 (one) original poster and cartoon as well, but the 2 required posters and cartoons have to be original.
This will include letters to the editor. They may be about any section in the magazine or any original thoughts about the WWI, or war in general. This is the section you get to say and tell others what you really think.
On any researched material used, the information has to be cited and a bibliography is required.
All written material used in this project is to be in the student’s own words. Any work done and turned in that is not will not be accepted and the student will receive a zero (0) for the project.