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The Story of Daniel Downey, an Irish-born Catholic Priest Accused of Murder

Creative writing:
Write Daniel Downey's memoirs as he would have written them. Incorporate all that you have learned.


Traditional essay:
What does Daniel Downey's life suggest about crime, ethnicity, religion, and/or the ante-bellum and the Reconstruction periods of nineteenth century America?

Use this class period to search the Valley of the Shadow archives, take notes, and write a basic outline for your paper.

After you have shared your findings with the other teams in your group, edit your outline as you feel necessary.

Research suggestions