Magazine Project Information & Handouts

ELA/SS, Ms. Krawetz
*Click on links "below" to view pdfs. 

Directions/Letter/Dates    Article #2 & 3 First Draft     Bibliography

1) For your magazine, you will select one "decade" based on Article #1, your "main article" that you finished in December.   

2)  Article #2 & #3 do not need to be on the same topic as Article #1, but all three articles need to take place in the same DECADE. 

3) Follow the format provided for Articles #2 & #3, and apply the "hamburger paragraph" method: Engaging Topic Sentence + Middle/Supporting Sentences + Strong Closing Sentence. :-)

Example: ALL (3) articles below are set in the 1960s: 

  • Article #1/Main Article: The Beatles appear on TV on Ed Sullivan, 1964. 

  • Article #2: President JFK's Assassinated, 1963.    

  • Article #3: Apollo 11 Moon Landing, 1969. 

Due Dates

Week 1: Fri. 4/27:  First Draft of Article #2 written out.
Week 2: Fri. 5/4:  Final Draft of Article #2 typed in Google Docs + 1 Primary Source
Week 3: Fri. 5/11: First Draft of Article #3 written out.
Week 4: Fri. 5/18:  Final Draft of Article #3 typed in Google Docs + 1 Primary Source
Week 5: Fri. 5/25: Cover, Ads, Table of Contents, Primary Sources & Bibliography.
Week 6: Fri. 6/1:  Final copy of magazine due.
Tues. 6/5, 3-4 pm:  Magazine Project Open House

Topics & Ads by Decade: For Articles #2 and #3

  1. Vintage Ad Browser
  2. U.S. History By Decade -- 1900-2000
  3. History: Ancient History, World History and U.S. History by Period
  4. History for Kids
  5. A Timeline of the 20-Century: Decade by Decade
  6. Best Athletes of 20-Century
  7. Best Motives of 20-Century
  8. Best Inventions of 20-Century
  9. 25 Movements that Changed America
  10. Time Magazine Covers
  11. The Pop History Dig *Then go to "Archive" then to the "Decade" you need to research!
  12. Pop Culture Timeline
  13. TV Shows by Decade, from 1967 on.......
  14. Broadway Shows by Decade
  15. Board Games of 20-Century

Magazine Project Articles #2 and #3 Guidelines

  • First, you will research your topic using books and websites and take notes. *See links above for ideas
  • The topics Articles #2 and Article #3 must be from the same decade as your main article.
  • Next, you will write your first draft on paper. (This will be provided.)
  • The final draft will be typed on Google Docs in a size 12-14 font.
  • You need to rephrase ALL information from books & website into your "own" words to avoid plagiarism. (The practice of taking someone's work/ideas and passing them off as your own is known as "plagiarism.")

Option A:

  • Article #2 Topics: Select a topic in the area of: science, medicine, technology, engineering or architecture.
  • Article #3 Topics: Select a topic in the area of politics, history/social movements, books, art/comics, music, movies/animation, fashion, sports, games/toys, or any aspect of “popular culture” you’d like to explore!

Option B: 

  • You decide what Articles #2 and #3 are about! 
  • Both Articles need to be from the same decade.