Assignment #2:

Through My Eyes: A Retelling of the Boston Massacre through the Eyes of a Participant

Assignment #2: Through Their Eyes: A Retelling of the Boston Massacre
Assignment #2: Through Their Eyes: A Retelling of the Boston Massacre

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Your Task

  1. Retell the events of the Boston Massacre from the perspective of one person who was actually there.
  2. Read the rubric before you begin.
  3. Using your storyboard, think about the images, text, sounds, smells and dialogue you want to include to tell the story.
  4. Complete the storyboard with your ideas.
  5. Using images in Dropbox (ONLY!), create your graphic novel using Comic Life.
  6. Be sure to use speech and thought bubbles.
  7. Create a last page and include all your sources.

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Graphic Novel Rubric
Graphic Novel Rubric

Graphic Novel Rubric.pdf
Graphic Novel Rubric.pdf
Graphic Novel Rubric.pdf

What is Historical Fiction?

  • Historical fiction is a story about a time period at least 25 years before it was written

  • It is a story about a significant event in history

  • The story's setting is important and usually has a lot of details

  • It usually presents events from the point of view of fictional characters of that time period

  • The historical people are often shown dealing with the significant event.

  • The historical event could be the background to the story.

  • Sometimes, the names of the historical people are changed.

  • You can elaborate on the story, as long as you don't change the basic established facts.

Source



What are Examples of Great Historical Fiction?



What Makes a Good Story?

A good story is at the heart of all forms of fiction. It forms the basis for books, graphic novels, play and movies. All good stories have an underlying structure that we can use to build our graphic novels. Use the following Story Path to help you craft your historical graphic novel.

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What is a Graphic Novel?

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Source: Drawing Words, Writing Pictures