an interesting use of a blog to record home work set for tenth class students probably in Canadawith some very good links
Early Days in Richmond Hill: A History of the Community to 1930 : electronic edition. : Tories and Reformersand for example:-Socials 10: September 2006
: "Newspaper Project: Towards Confederation 48 marks
Assignment Due Date: October 20, 2006
Project Description: Your newspaper represents a summary of key articles, editorials, letters to the editor, maps, crossword puzzles, and cartoons that illustrate your understanding of some of the main events that led to Confederation.
Your newspaper must address the following:
1. Events leading up to the rebellions in both Upper and Lower Canada;
2. A portrait of at least one member of the elite, the Family Compact or the Chateau Clique, and a portrait of at least one of the rebel leaders in Upper or Lower Canada (Bonus available for detailed portraits of more than one representative for each group);
3. An analysis of the outcome of the rebellions;
4. A commentary on the recommendations by Lord Durham
5. A commentary on Great Britain’s position on responsible government.
6. A discussion of advantages and disadvantages of Confederation
Your newspaper should be in proper newspaper format. This means it should have a proper name, headlines, place of publication and references as to who said what and who wrote the article. If you choose to do this project in a group, the maximum number of students to join a group is three (3). Each student’s work must be clearly identified. If you work in a group, you must write a summary paper in which you describe the work you did, what discussions you had with your team and how you contributed to the overall success of this project.Newspaper Project Alternative:
This alternative is open to students who are artistically inclined and wish to represent the events leading up toward Confederation in form of a play. You will cover the same points as listed above from 1-6 but will write and act out a series of skits to show the progressive developments. It is advisable to have one person take on several roles with a narrator providing the details necessary for understanding."