Diary of America
Pretend that “America” was a real person who witnessed all the events of our nation’s history. Write her diary. Your Diary of America should include at least 1 entry from each of the following periods: Colonization; American Revolution; Westward Expansion ; Civil War; The 20’s; The 30’s; World War II ; The 50’s; The Cold War; Civil Rights Movement; Vietnam; The 70’s; The New Millennium; Current News; World War I; Conservatism; The 90s; and Industrial Revolution. Make connections between people, events, and culture. Sum up each period into one diary entry, mention main topics as concisely as possible. Be creative, informative, and brief. Rather than simply mentioning names and events, make connections between people, events, and culture. For example: How did the nation’s leader make the political conflict better or worse? How was the war affecting popular culture? You are summing up each period into one diary entry, so mention main topics as concisely as possible. Simultaneously be creative, informative, and brief.