HST 165 Week 4 Individual Assignment News Story
Instructions: The 1920s introduced many modern conveniences, such as washing machines, and many modern ideas, like buying on credit. Part 1: Imagine you are a newspaper reporter, magazine writer, or radio news person assigned to write a topical news story. The role you choose will determine the form of your assignment. Choose one of the following topics:
- Red Scare
- Sacco and Vanzetti
- Volstead Act
- Al Capone
- 19th Amendment to the Constitution
- Scopes Monkey Trial
- Ku Klux Klan
- Buying on credit
- Birth control clinics
- Films and celebrities
- Professional sports: baseball and boxing
- Immigration Act of 1924 Write a 1,050--word (minimum) news story on your chosen topic.
- If you choose the role of newspaper reporter or magazine writer, you must write a news article in the appropriate tone. The tone should be one of reporting current or recent events as in a current poeriodical report. I encourage you to be creative with the format tool in MS Word to have your submission appear as a news or magazine story.
- If you choose the role of radio news person, you must write a broadcast script, which you may also choose to record using AudioAce™.
- Go to http://host7721.mytruvirtual.com/AudioAceHHS/?v=2.
- Refer to the University of Phoenix Material: AudioAce Directions for help. Choose one of the following companies and include a period picture advertisement for that company to accompany your news story:
- Ford Motor Company
- Sears, Roebuck and Co.
- General Electric
- Hallmark cards
- Nabisco Part 2: Write a 250- to 350-word response to this follow-up question: How does your topic or advertisement reflect the social trends of the 1920s? Format and cite references consistent with APA guidelines.
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