Scipio Newspaper Article

Now that we have seen an example of a newspaper, let’s write an article of our own! Using the bullet points below as a guide,Screen shot 2010-11-18 at 8.30.41 PM write an article about Scipio and his rise to power and fame.

•    First task – make Rome powerful in Spain again
•    Captured Spanish town of New Carthage in 209 BC
•    Defeated Hannibal’s two brothers, who held most of Spain, in 206 BC
•    Appointed Consul in 205 BC
•    Invaded Africa in 203 BC and established control
•    Defeated Hannibal at Zama in 202 BC after Hannibal returned there

When writing your article, you can use this basic organization:

Introduction
Paragraph 1:
Include a “hook” to make your readers interested in reading on.  Also explain the Who, What, Where, When and How of Scipio.  Tell your readers who he is and why it’s important.

Body
Paragraph 2:
Write about ideas from bullet points 1 and 2.
Paragraph 3: Write about ideas from bullet points 3 and 4.
Paragraph 4: Write about ideas from bullet points 5 and 6.

Include at least two quotes in these 3 paragraphs. You can make these up, but they must fit in with your article.

Conclusion
Paragraph 5 – Conclusion:
Summarize what you’ve said.  Say it again in another way.  End with a quote or catchy phrase to really impress your audience. Try to tie the end back to your hook in some way.

THIS WRITING ASSIGNMENT WILL BE A FIFTY POINT PROJECT GRADE. YOU WILL BE ASSESSED USING THE STANDARD RUBRICFOR ORGANIZATION, VOICE, SENTENCE FLUENCY, AND CONVENTIONS.

Additional Resources:

Battle of Zama – battle-of-zama-5xxxix

Easy to read information about the first two Punic Wars – at Mr. Donn’s Page

Scroll down and read – Scipio in Spain, Siege, Fall, Aftermath – UNRV Roman Empire

As you write, keep these things in mind:

Rough draft due Tuesday. The final copy will be due Thursday.

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