Colonial Rebellion Editorial
Activity: Write a brief newspaper article for an imaginary newspaper on one of the
three events you chose: Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, or Tar and
Feathering of Tax Collector. Use your rough draft and pre-writing to complete the
article. (Delete this once you’ve read the instructions)
Name of your newspaper
Date of issue
Name of writer
P1 – A brief introduction that summarizes the Who, What,
Where, When, and Why of the event. This should be short
and written in the language that reflects your viewpoint
(Patriot or British)
P2- Section that clearly supports or criticizes the actions of
the people involved in the event and explains what should be
done as a result of the action. This should reflect your
P3- Section that briefly presents the opposing point of view
and then tells why that point of view is wrong.
P4- Conclusion emphasizing once more why your point of
view is right.
Your main photo should grab the
reader’s attention. Copy and paste a
photo from a website.
Write a caption for your photo.
In other news … (Create other fictional
news stories that may have been in the
paper at that time)
Headline 1.………………page xx
Headline 2……………….page xx
Headline 3………….……page xx
(choose headlines appropriate to the