E/MS Unit II

Activity 4: Creative Extension

Ask students to make a list of what they would include in a four-page, monthly paper with the title Publick Occurrences: Both Foreign and Domestic published today. If the class wants to produce the paper, some students can work on layout and production, others on art or writing. Students responsible for art can create cartoons or take photographs of newsworthy subjects and write captions for them. Alternately, after students have completed all the lessons in Unit E/MS II, they can use what they have learned to produce an issue of Publick Occurrences dated sometime in the 1690s.