Boston Massacre memorial plague Boston Common


Responses to primary source questions using APPARTS analysis chart.

Old State House view from South West

The date is March 29th 1770. You are the lead reporter for the Malden Gazette and your editor wants you to write an article for the front page. The subject of this article will be the events of March 5th 1770. Your editor wants you to write the most accurate description you can create, he wants the truth not propaganda! Using the documents at hand create a newspaper article in which you describe the events of March 5th as accurately as possible. Be sure to create a headline, which supports your view of the events, and include one of the pictures that we have studied.

Newspaper Article Rubric

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