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Mini Project: George Washington Obituary We are going to write an obituary about George Washington. –An obituary is a celebration of someone’s life. They.

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1 Mini Project: George Washington Obituary We are going to write an obituary about George Washington. –An obituary is a celebration of someone’s life. They are published in newspapers after someone passes away. –Use your Cornell Notes and the George Washington Timeline to help you find information to include in you obituary. Obituaries will be due Thursday. January 17, 2013

2 What is an obituary? An obituary is celebration of someone’s life. They are published in newspapers after someone passes away. Obituaries give a sketch of a person’s life. Obituaries are written right after someone dies.

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5 How do I write an obituary? First, pick a newspaper name and date. This should be the “Header” of your obituary. Your title can be something as simple as “George Washington Dies”. You may choose, however, to make it more creative!

6 How do I write an obituary? The 1st paragraph of your obituary should include the following: – Full name of person –Date, cause, and location of death –Age when he died

7 How do I write an obituary? Example of 1st paragraph: Clara Barton passed away on April 12, 1912. She died of double-pneumonia at her home in Glen Echo, Maryland, at age 90. Veteran actor, Walter Matthew, died early Saturday morning, June 29, 2000, of a heart attack in Santa Monica, California. He was 79 years old.

8 Early Life The 2nd part of your obituary should include the following: – Date and place of Washington's birth –Family and childhood –Jobs before becoming president.

9 Political Life The 3rd part of your obituary should include the following: – Role as a political leader and President – Political accomplishments – Dates of his term in office.

10 Arrangements The last part of your obituary should include the following: – Names of living family members –Date, time, and location of funeral

11 Example: Mary Meister is survived by her children, Scott Meister and Sarah Danner. There will be a memorial service for Mrs. Meister on April 22, 1912, at Saint Mary’s Church in North Oxford, Massachusetts. Friends and family are welcome to attend.

12 Don’t forget to… Proof-read your obituary! That means reread your obituary several times. Look for spelling, grammar and punctuation errors. Keep it accurate! Make sure all your information is factually true! Extra time? Include a picture of your person!


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