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Wildcat Tours: Historical Fiction

Your Task: give an amazing, entertaining, and informative tour of your historical fiction novel. Remember that good tour guides are  memorable, personable, and interesting!

Historical Fiction Tours Assignment

Velvet Undercover: Sample tour script, Sample tour images

Out of the Easy: Sample tour script, Sample tour images


Britannica Image Quest


Wikimedia Commons

Morgue File

Anything in the creative commons or public domain

Silent Film Project


  1. Go to Software Center and install OpenShot
  2. Find free music to use
  3. Watch a super short example


  1. Use the color saturation filter and change the percentage to 0.00 to turn your movie black and white
  2. Make sure you delete the audio in your video before you add a music track
  3. Use the razor tool (looks like a pair of scissors) to split your movie into scenes.
  4. Insert title slides with text between scenes in your movie
  5. If your audio file won’t import, save it in audacity and import the audacity file instead

The Night Circus Review


Is it magic…or something more? Welcome to the world of The Night Circus, where a ticket doesn’t just buy you admission, but allows you to walk into a dream. At the center of it all are Celia and Marco, two opposing sorcerers who make the circus change and grow in a bid to outdo each other in feats of ‘manipulation’. Why? They’re not quite sure. How? That hasn’t been completely explained either.

The Night Circus is mysterious, told in a way that will satisfy your curiosity while still keeping you guessing. It proves to be a rich love story, but that is only a fraction of the narrative.  This novel is for the dreamer; it is not just a book, but an experience.

– Hadley DePue

WW1 Radio Transmissions

Your Task: Working in groups, you will research the essential questions asked in SOL WHII.10 in order to create 6 radio clips that address the question assigned to your group. You will incorporate these clips into a Power Point presentation that provides background knowledge and an explanation for each clip. Your Power Point will concluded with your opinion on whether or not the actions or events mentioned in your clips were ethical or justified. You will share your presentations with the class through a gallery walk and respond to each group’s presentation.

You may need to research a bit of the history of WWI radio to make your clips authentic. For example, did you know that private citizens in the US were forbidden from using the radio from April 7th, 1917 – November 11th, 1918? However, the Navy used the radio extensively during the war to transmit instructions and even entertainment to its ships at sea.

Instructions and Rubric

Block 1 Peer Feedback

Block 2 Peer Feedback

Block 7 Peer Feedback

Kroger Community Rewards

Support your DRHS Library when you shop at Kroger through the Kroger Community Rewards Program!

  • Register online at
  • Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with Deep Run after you sign up.
  • Click on Sign In/Register
  • If you are a new online customer, click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.
  • Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions
  • You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
  • Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
  • Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
  • Enter NPO number 88123 or Deep Run High School, select organization from list, and click on confirm.
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