The Millennium Project
With the arrival of the new millennium, we are going to explore what life
was like 1000 years ago, around the previous millennium. How much has
changed over the course of 1000 years? Who was in power? What did people
do for fun or work? What was invented? What wasn't invented? So many
questions, so little time.
We will spend the next week or so researching the time around 1000 C.E.
(common era). The research will culminate in a newspaper that each group
will create. Eventually these newspapers will be displayed for the entire
In creating a newspaper, there needs to be a collaboration between
journalists, editors, cartoonists, advertisement people, and artists. Yes,
you are to be these people! We will use some current newspapers for
guidance, but the bulk of what will be created is up to your group.
- Everyone in the group must contribute two different types of pieces.
- The group must work together, everyone included
- The format must be that of a newspaper
- A poster board is to be used for the front page (this will be a one
- Aside from articles, your paper will include advertisements,
political cartoons, a map of your area, and possibly other creative
- Areas to be researched and included:
- b-arts and sciences
- e-current trends or styles, entertainment (music, sports, drama,
- f-general history
- North and South America
- Asia (all Asia)
- The Usborne Illustrated World History Dates - a very good place to get
ideas of where to start
- Calliope magazine
- Faces magazine
- National Geographic magazine
- library books
- Boston Globe, Time, and Newsweek millennium articles
- internet (possible sites below)
Good luck and please ask questions --
journalists always ask many questions!