In this unit you will have to do a newspaper frontpage with some elements we are going to study in the unit. So, read the job offer before you begin.
The instructions for this unit are in the following infographic:
The possible dates for the newspaper (and the main event that happened, with possible headlines about that event) are the following:
- 201 BCE – End of Second Punic War after the Battle of Zama.
- HANNIBAL DEFEATED!
- ROMAN GLORY
- 44 BCE – Julius Caesar is assassinated.
- JULIUS CAESAR KILLED.
- CAESAR ASSASSINATED IN THE SENATE.
- POLITICAL CRISIS: JULIUS CAESAR MURDERED.
- 27 BCE – End of civil war. Octavian is proclaimed Roman Emperor.
- OCTAVIAN IMPERATOR. CIVIL WAR ENDS.
- OCTAVIAN TRIUMPHS
- PEACE! GLORY TO OCTAVIAN AUGUSTUS!
- 79 AD – Pompeii and Herculaneum are destroyed by the eruption of the Vesuvius.
- POMPEII AND HERCULANEUM DESTROYED.
- THE FURY OF THE VESUVIUS.
- NATURAL DISASTER.
- 117 AD– Death of Emperor Trajan.
- THE DEATH OF A LEADER.
- GLORY TO TRAJAN THE VICTORIOUS.
- TRAJAN THE CONQUEROR DIES.
- 395 AD – Division of the Roman Empire after Theodosius the Great’s death.
- DEATH OF THEODOSIUS. TWO EMPIRES.
- ROME AND CONSTANTINOPLE: CAPITALS.
- EASTERN AND WESTERN BROTHERS.
- HONORIUS AN ARCADIUS: ONE FATHER, TWO EMPIRES.
Some advice – HOW TO WRITE A PIECE OF NEWS:
- Headline: simple but powerful language.
- Straplines: brief summary of the news.
- First paragraph: 6 Ws, showing the most important facts.
- Second paragraph: background (why has the event happened? How did it start?)
- Third paragraph: development of the event.
- Fourth paragraph: reactions from the main character, witnesses or other people. Use quotations.
- Last paragraph: possible consequences of the event.
Download a copy of the frontpage model for completing it: