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Monday, February 9, 2009

Let's Get Hillwood in Wikipedia

The Herald staff and many people outside of Hillwood rely on Wikipedia for information. Now, let's get Hillwood Academic Day School in Wikipedia.

Student Assignment: Irene

For this week — Friday, November 2 — just continue with your Wikipedia assignment. Also, we can talk about how it is going in class. I realize that you may be very close to publishing it.

Also, if you have time, please write a news story about the Hillwood Open House. You news story should include the following:
• Date and time (NEXT week, Thursday, November 12, from 5 p.m. until 7:30 pm)
• Why? Introduce prospective families to Hillwood families -- our extended family of students, parents, teachers, directors, and alumni
• Light food and drink will be provided, as well as child care.
• Hillwood students should come and wear their uniforms

Your story about Wikipedia is excellent -- great work. Now, it's time for you to start crafting a Wikipedia entry about Hillwood and The Herald. This will take you two weeks to complete.

First, make sure that you have read a few pages on Wikipedia (general information page and the work-in-progress page) and then a more objective source such The San Diego Union Tribune and Scientific America.

Next, read through this tutorial on Wikipedia. Then begin writing a Wikipedia entry about Hillwood. You will post your entry on The Herald this week. You will need to include an introduction paragraph explaining what you are doing.

Answer the five W's of a news story about both Hillwood Academic Day School and The Hillwood Herald:
  • Who
  • What
  • Why
  • Where
  • When
Remember to link to both the school and The Herald. The history page on the school website might be of particular help.

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