"I" Witness to History

Young journalists write diary entries from the point of view of a person involved in a historical event. They focus on including facts, clear narration, and accurate description of the individual's feelings. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use this lesson in a cross-curricular writing assignment between language arts and U.S. history, or to bring emphasis to the importance of descriptive writing
Pros

  • Provides all necessary links and materials
  • Promotes critical thinking and historical analysis
Cons

  • None