Student Writing Prompt

Newspaper Article

As a newspaper reporter your job is to stay abreast of the current events that affect and interest people. The livelihood of many people in the Ozarks was directly impacted by logging and over-hunting that occurred in the late 1800's and early 1900s. In the 1930's the Missouri state government was attempting to solve this problem.

Everywhere people are talking about the situation and information is contradicting and confusing. You decide to get the facts and interview government officials on the cause, effect and proposed solution to this crisis. After gathering the information you write a newspaper article explaining these components. You work hard to write a catchy headline to attract reader's attention. Include specific and accurate data and to keep the article clear and simple so the average person who reads the article can understand the situation.

Atlas reading: Game Scarcity segment of Old Timer Remembers
http://www.watersheds.org/history/oldtimer.htm