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Inquiry Question

Historical Context


Reading 1
Reading 2
Reading 3



Table of

Determining the Facts

Document 1: The Illustrated Buffalo Express, September 15, 1901.[Document 1] with link to larger version of document.

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Questions for Document 1

1. What details or facts did the paper choose to emphasize in the headlines and bylines? Why do you think this was so? What general tone is conveyed?

2. Circle the following information: date, price, and number of pages. Now look at a newspaper from your community and circle the same items. How are the two papers similar? How are they different?

3. When a major event happens today, what is usually our first source of news? What would have been the first source for news at the turn of the century?

* The document on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Document 1, but be aware that the file will take as much as 32 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.


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