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Analyze How an Author Uses Source Material

Standard Basis:

CCSS ELA Literacy RL.9-10.9

Task:

Jesse Woodson James was a famous American outlaw, robber, murderer, and leader of the James-Younger gang. Analyze how the screen play writers used historical documents to create their character in the movie, Jesse James. Compare and contrast the fictional portrayal of James in the movie to historical accounts. write a short essay (at least 20 sentences) summarizing your comparison. Cite specific details from the story and links to support your comparison.

Associated Story: Jesse James

Media Credits

Melissa Purcell

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