History in the making

David Webb, Grade 9 History Teacher, decided to give his classes something a little different.

To help them explore the late Medieval and emerging Civilizations period of 800-1500 they were to choose a civilization and report in the form of a newspaper from the civilizations perspective.

The newspaper must have included reports on the contacts one civilization had with another, while reporting on what life was like at home at the time. This could include government, laws, customs and interesting facts. Weather reports including maps of the nations and the impact on lives of the people was another element required along with advertisements, the product for sale, how and why it would be successful showing an understanding of the mindset of the people. The last element was to accomplish an in depth interview or report on a real individual of the time.




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