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, 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.