The Mini Page: July 14 is Bastille Day

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July 14th, 1789 marked the beginning of the French Revolution and the end of French aristocracy. Read all about Bastille Day with a kids' newspaper that also includes articles on American popular culture, the circulatory system, and additional information on the French Revolution.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the newspaper as a model for your own classroom newspaper project
  • Have learners write a letter to the editor in which they ask questions or raise concerns about the content of an article 
Classroom Considerations
  • Resource was published in 1989, making it an interesting (if dated) time capsule of 20th century culture, as it includes excerpts about the presidency of George H. W. Bush, entertainer Sinbad, and baseball player Jose Conseco
  • Appropriate for young and struggling readers
  • Variety of activities keeps the resource engaging
  • None