Abstract 8- Volume 3, Number 1, Spring 2008

Social Studies Research and Practice

Volume 3, Number 1, Spring 2008



Teaching About World War II Using Student-Produced Newspapers

Andrew J. McMurray
Oakland City University


This article demonstrates how student-produced newspapers can be used to teach students about the Second World War. A rationale for using this strategy is first offered, followed by an overall explanation about how to implement this task. In addition, a sample production schedule, an evaluative rubric, and a sample front page are provided.

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About the Author(s)…

Andrew J. McMurray teaches undergraduate classes and is a professional staff member at Oakland City University in Oakland City, Indiana. In addition, he is a presently a doctoral student at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, majoring in history education. Prior to this, he served for four years as a secondary social studies teacher in the public schools of Indiana. Contact information: dmcmurray@oak.edu