The Accorsi Herald

Documenting the most important event from 2014.

Holy Ship!  Santa Maria is found!

Christopher Columbus' Santa Maria found off the coast of Haiti, May 13, 2014 photo by Brandon Clifford

Creating a historical newspaper

Documenting history is a part of preserving the most important events of our lives.  Your task is the select the Most Important Event of 2014.  Then create a newspaper documenting your  Most Important Event of 2014.

1.  Create a tackk account with your mittymonarch email.

2. Scroll through websites listing prominent events from 2014.  Fold a sheet of paper in half - write down your top selections inside the sheet.  Here are some sample links:

  1. Google's Year in Review  LINK
  2. NBC's Year in Pictures LINK
  3. List of 100+ Specific Events  LINK
  4. Famous People We Lost in 2014 LINK

3.  Choose your top story. [Keep this a secret until your post your topic on myMitty].

4.  Find a riveting, eye-catching, front page photograph of your event. (must have the photographers name to credit the photograph).

5.  Create a concise and gripping Headline!

6.  Your story must have the following:

  • Two relevant quotes (provide sources)
  • At least one photograph  (place photographer's name in the photo caption)
  • Substantial explanation documenting the impact of the event.  Support with evidence why this event has impacted a large audience in the U.S.  Why this event tops other major events?
  • At least 5 major facts supporting choosing this event.
  • MLA page with the sources where your quotes, facts, and photographs are listed.   Post on the page.
  • Publish your tackk, copy and paste your url in the forum on myMitty.  Scan other students' choices in the class forum.
Replica ships of the Pinta, Santa Maria, and Nina ships, 1912. Photo from Andrews, Benjamin and Benjamin, E.

Sample Text:

“All the geographical, underwater topography and archaeological evidence strongly suggests that this wreck is Columbus’ famous flagship, the Santa Maria,” said the leader of a recent reconnaissance expedition to the site, one of America’s top underwater archaeological investigators, Barry Clifford.

Tentatively identifying the wreck as the Santa Maria has been made possible by quite separate discoveries made by other archaeologists in 2003 suggesting the probable location of Columbus’ fort relatively nearby. Armed with this new information about the location of the fort, Clifford was able to use data in Christopher Columbus’ diary to work out where the wreck should be.

MLA Sources:

Andrews, Benjamin and Benjamin, E. History of the United States, volume V. Charles     Scribner's Sons, New York. 1912.

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