Student Journalists Cover Events from History!

From the creators of the One Year Adventure Novel and Cover Story comes a new writing curriculum tailor-made to transform essay writing!

Byline turns students into time-traveling reporters who practice journalism in the forgotten corners of history. Under the video tutelage of Mr. S., editor of the fictional Metropolitan World, your cub reporter will learn more than just how to write a terrific paper. By studying the work of great journalists, students uncover techniques of persuasion and propaganda that are widely used in media today. As students enjoy their reporter’s journey, Byline is equipping them with essay-writing skills!

Byline – Yesterday’s News Today!

Yes, It's True!

Byline Can Count for a Half Credit of History, Too!

Byline is 1 high school English credit, but with minimal extra work, you can also list it for 0.5 credits of high school History!

Language Arts Program

• Enjoyable essay writing
• Journalistic approach
• Intriguing historic events
• Readings from journalists of the past
• Critical thinking
• Separating fact from interpretation
• Supporting research

  • 72 video lessons on DVD or streaming
  • Grades 8–12
  • Self-directed
  • Inspiring
  • Parent-friendly
  • Intriguing pieces of history woven throughout the curriculum
  • Worth 1 High School English credit



• Taught by an award-winning writer
• No prep work required for teacher
• Class is taught for you through video
• Students write journalistic pieces inspired by historic events
• Self-motivating materials
• Step-by-step and easy-to-follow


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Byline in Three Minutes