2Gr1 History Homework

Complete your newspaper reports on the Battle of Little Bighorn for Thursday the 11th June.

Remember your report has to be written žfrom the point of view of either the Sioux Indians or white Americans. žMake sure your story is suitably biased! žYou should include an appropriate title and headline for your newspaper that reflects this point of view.

Success Criteria:

  • žMust explain the causes of the Battle (Long term tensions & short term factors)
  • žCover three key events of the Battle.
  • žExplain why the Americans lost – how much blame should be put on Custer?
  • žMust contain two eye-witness interviews.
  • žSuggest what the consequences of the Battle may be.
  • žMinimum of 150 words.

Use the following resources to help you:

  • www.spartacus-educational.com/WWbighorn.htm
  • www.historylearningsite.co.uk/battle_of_the_little_big_horn.htm


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