Unit 5 Assignment: Civil War Newspaper Project

Follow the assignment instructions and review the rubric to guide your writing:

Your job will be to create a Newspaper from either the North or West of the United States and inform the people of the events, people, and issues during the Civil War. What you choose to report is up to you. 

Possible Topics:
  • Weapons 
  • Red Cross
  • Abraham Lincoln 
  • General Robert E. Lee 
  • Battle of Bull Run  
  • General Thomas Jackson 
  • Battle of Antietam 
  • Battle of Fredericksburg 
  • Battle of Chancellorsville

  • General Ulysses S. Grant 
  • Fashion 
  • Battle of Shiloh 
  • 54th Massachusetts Regiment 
  • Inflation
  • Union Blockade 
  • Women in the War 
  • Fall of Vicksburg 
  • Battle of Gettysburg 
  • General George Pickett 

  • Total War 
  • General George McClellan 
  • General Phillip Sheridan 
  • Music  
  • Poetry 
  • Focus on a Specific Soldier 
  • Espionage 
  • Naval Battle: The Virginia v. The Monitor 
  • General William Tecumseh Sherman 


  • You must write THREE primary articles and ONE secondary article.
  •  You must use at least THREE RELIABLE sources for each primary article (No Wikipedia or blogs).
  • A Bibliography of all sources used.

Each Primary Article must have: 

  •  An image with a caption 
  • A catchy title 
  • Authors Name (Thats you!)
  • 400 or more words 

Secondary Article Options: (Here is your chance to be creative and funny)

  • Classifieds/Notice Advertisements 
  • Comics 
  • Coupons 
  • Horoscopes 
  • Weather 
  • Crossword Puzzle 

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