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News Report Project Ideas

Instructor: Grace Pisano

Grace has taught high school history in several states with a master's degree in teaching.

News report projects are a great way to have students practice research and non-fiction writing. These project ideas are created for middle and high school students and can be incorporated into a variety of classes.

News Reports

The creation of news reports gives your students the opportunity to put a creative twist on an otherwise ordinary topic. Writing a news report will give your students the opportunity to merge fact with elements of opinion. It will also allow students to see how bias can easily be put into the news stories they read. In these projects, students will act as news reporters from the past and present. These projects are designed for middle and high school students and would work most easily in an English or history class. However, some of the projects could also be incorporated into a foreign language or even science classroom. There are opportunities for both group and individual work in the projects listed below.

Live-action Replay (Individual Project)

For this project, students will be giving a live-action replay and summary of a historical event. Have students pick a singular event from history, making sure that they do not pick something that spanned over the course of several weeks or even years - you want students to pick something like the attack at Pearl Harbor, not the entirety of World War II. Students could do this as a review project at the end of the year or as a unit review.

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