Fictional Journal Entry: Boston Massacre

Extra Credit: Fictional Journal Entry. (up to 7 points)

In a 1-3 page “diary entry,” pick one of the scenarios below and write a diary entry as if you were actually an eyewitness to the event listed. The more creative the better. To get the extra credit points you need to provide specific and accurate historical details. Feel free to use our course materials or even information from the internet. However, THE JOURNAL ENTRY MUST BE WRITTEN IN YOUR OWN WORDS. Copy and pasting from the web, or simply rewriting information from other sources will not only result in the forfeiture of the extra credit points but will result in a penalty on your final exam score.


A witness to the Boston Massacre (March 5, 1770).

An employee at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory (March 25, 1911).