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Appropriate for grades 5-12.
This activity can be adapted to any age group and can be a class research project or a homework project. It makes the study of history more fun.
Students often dislike history because they do not see it as relevant to their lives or necessary to know. This activity personalizes history for them.
Students will construct a newspaper that describes local, state, national and international events on the day they were born.
(Allow students class time to "show off" their work.)
All resources are available in most libraries.
TYING IT ALL TOGETHER:
Students should enjoy this activity. It gives them a sense of perspective and identifies their place in history.
Since most students in the same grade were born about the same year, an in depth study of a single year shows how history must be condensed in history books.