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Crafting Newspaper Headlines for Civil War Art

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Language Arts And English +3 Age Level High School (16 to 18 years old)

This lesson will be completed halfway through a choice historical fiction unit highlighting books from the eras of naturalism and realism during the Civil War.  With background knowledge of the historical eras and content knowledge of one of the four possible books they will now jump into the picture and write a newspaper article.  The must be able to imagine where in their text they would place this article.  They are ultimately creating a group primary source for their choice book in completing this task.

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Realism and Naturalism

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