It is the year 1517, and a few days (or months) after
Martin Luther nailed his ‘95 Theses’ to the door the
What do you think the days and months following this
historic event were like? What events
took place that week as a result of this act?
How quickly did the words of Luther spread through
In a group of two or three, create a three page newsletter (8.5x14) for a day following Luther’s historic actions.
1. research what actually happened as a result of his actions
2. predict some likely events that took place at the time
Think about and include the major sections of a newspaper: title, headlines, horoscopes, cartoons, weather, current events, classifieds, sports, news articles, etc. Please remember that ALL sites used for pictures and information must be cited (on a separate page).
Search the web to find
out what life was like in around the year 1517 (early 16TH
century). Choose a European country to
base your newspaper out of. Find out the
-what events took
place after the “95 Theses” act?
-what were people
thinking and feeling at the time?
-how did people react?
-how did people dress?
-what kind of music
did they listen to?
-what types of food
did they eat?
-what did they do for
-what kinds of sports
did they play?
-what was daily life
-what kinds of jobs
did people do?
By answering these
questions, you will be gathering information for the many different sections of
Write down the
information you find, or type it into a Word document.
Day 2 Writing
your articles and columns.
Turn your research from the previous day into articles and columns that will appear in your newspaper. Type your articles into a Word document. Also, search for and save several pictures/graphics for your newspaper in your home directory.
Layout your work in a Microsoft
Publisher document. This program is very easy to use. Just cut and paste your articles and pictures
in by double clicking on the area that you want them to be placed.
A rubric for this assignment can be found on the History 10 webpage.
BE SURE TO SAVE EVERYTHING IN YOUR HOME DIRECTORY!!