Life During Conflict: A View of War Through The Eyes of Civilians
Driving Question: How can we, as investigative journalists, use individual stories to illustrate the broader effects and hardships of war?
A Thousand Splendid Suns is a novel about two women whose lives are permanently changed by the conflict in Afghanistan in the second half of the 20th century as war is waged on and around them. The structure and events of the novel will serve as inspiration for the first honors project of the semester.
English 12 Honors students will write an individual research feature article about the effects of war and conflict on the lives of everyday people. The final feature article will be posted on the student’s DP with a headshot of the author and two photos related to the feature (with caption information and proper attribution to the source). The feature article must contain accounts of at least two different people that have been impacted by the hardships of the student’s selected war, supported by research from at least 10 credible sources.
Final project requirements
Final research feature article is 4-5 typed, single spaced pages
At least 10 credible sources, cited in-text as well as in a properly formatted MLA Works Cited page
Feature article focuses on one modern war (WWII-present)
At least two individual accounts woven into feature article
At least two photos with appropriate caption information relating to feature article
Article formatted with title, subtitle, byline (“by Jane Doe”), and headshot of author
Student conducts individual research: January 11-17
Student submits topic and explanation of why they want to write about this topic to Google Classroom: Wednesday, January 18