This project requires research, writing, and a presentation.
You may work alone, with a partner, or in a group of three (no more than three).
You will have ample class time devoted to this project, but work outside of class will be necessary—especially during the research gathering phase.
You will have regular access to our classroom computers.
Be creative! Have fun!
Research and select a notable person from the American Colonial and/or Revolutionary War periods (17th and/or 18th centuries).
Find at least three sources (book, website, etc.) of information about your person.
Return the biography choice form (below) by the due date.
If you do not choose a historical person by the due date, one will be assigned to you.
After you have read your sources and become familiar with his/her character and accomplishments, invite your person to time travel to events and places in the United States after 1960.
Escort your person to two significant events and two historical places.
The events and places you choose should be carefully considered; they should be of particular interest and relevance to your person. (For example, an 18th century scientist might be interested in seeing modern technology and engineering, or a 17th century supporter of human rights might be interested in significant events and places of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.)
Record this experience, including your person's comments and reactions to your tour and what you learned. How you “record” (video, audio, transcript, paper, etc.) is your decision.
Complete Graphic Organizer I by due date.
Begin work on your presentation to the class.
Complete Graphic Organizer II by due date.
Paragraph: Turn in a high-quality paragraph (minimum eight sentences) explaining details of your project.
Presentation: Share your informative and entertaining presentation (your person and his/her experiences) with the class in a 3-7 minute presentation (May 30-June 1, 2012).
Ideas for Presentations
For example: skit, music, dance, mock trial, press conference, monologue, speech, etc.
For example: PowerPoint software, slide show, pre-recorded audio/video, etc.
For example: photos, tables, maps, graphs, charts, illustrations, etc.
For example: painting, collage, drawing, sculpture, illustration, etc.