Political Advertisements



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Political Advertisements

(Major Project Grade)



Assignment Name: 1912

Due Date: End of the Period Monday September 20th
You will research one of the four main candidates from the election of 1912. After researching about your candidate and his major beliefs, you will create an original political campaign advertisement about your assigned candidate from the Election 1912. Some of you will be assigned to create a positive ad while a few will be asked to create a negative advertisement.
What you need to do:

  • Create a video campaign advertisement based on the research you complete on your assigned candidate.

    • Should be about 1 minute long and include transitions and effects.




  • Each Campaign Ad should include the following:

    • Pictures – There should be an adequate amount of pictures that match up with the topics being discussed

    • Text – There should be an adequate amount of text to get the required information to the audience and this text should be concise and to the point.

    • Music/Soundtrack – There should be music to go along with the visuals of the presentation that is appropriate for the topics being discussed

    • Historical Information – (For negative campaign ads, you would be taking a negative viewpoint on all these questions.)

      • Personal Information / Qualifications

        • Some personal info about the candidate – Where is he from? Where did he grow up? What other things has he done in his life? Political party?

        • What makes your candidate qualified for the office of the President?

      • Accomplishments/Actions

        • What has he accomplished in his life already?

        • What actions has he taken already? (particularly if in elected office before)

      • Plans/Beliefs

        • Outline of the candidate’s beliefs/plans – What will he do when in office? What does he support?

        • Reasons why people should vote for you – Why should people vote for you over the other candidates?




Candidates:

  1. Woodrow Wilson

  2. Theodore Roosevelt

  3. William Howard Taft

  4. Eugene V. Debs




How you are to do it:

  • First, you should complete the research planning sheet on your candidate, gather pictures from the Internet, and download music you might use for your presentation.

  • Then, using Microsoft Movie Maker, create your video presentation based off your planning sheet you completed.

  • Finally, save in Period Folder on Student Apps (N: Drive)




        • Timeframe:

    • Wednesday – Explain/Assign ads, begin research, begin gather pictures / music

      • HW – WORK ON PLANNING SHEET

    • Thursday – Finish all research, Finish gathering pics & music

    • Friday – Import all pics & music into Movie Maker

      • Begin creating video presentation (pictures ordered, beginning text)

    • Monday – Finish putting pictures, music, & text in order on MovieMaker

      • Add transitions & effects, Make sure you “Publish Movie” and save it into the Period Inbox



Requirements

Points Possible

Points Received

Format

  • Length – About 1 minute




  • Pictures – 10 or more







  • Soundtrack/Music




  • Includes transitions and effects



5
10


5
5
5







30




Historical Information

  • Personal Information / Qualifications

(at least 2)


  • Accomplishments / Actions

(at least 5)


  • Plans/Beliefs

(at least 5)

10


25

25








60




Effective Use of Class Time

  • Students utilized all time given in class to work on project.


10





Total

100










Work & Participation in Class (10%)

Political Adverstisment (90%)

Personal Information / Qualifications (10%)

Actions & Accomplishments

(25%)


Beliefs & Plans

(25%)


Format

Exceeding

(10)


Student is on task, prepared, completing work,. Student listens and writes down others’ information.

Includes 4 or more relevant pieces of personal information about the candidate.

Includes 4 or more accomplishments or qualifications.



Outlines the candidate’s beliefs/plans on 4 or more major issues.

Includes 4 or more arguments for why people should vote for his/her candidate & arguments against other candidates.









Achieving

(8-9)


Student is on task, prepared, & gathering information. writes down others’ information.

Includes 3 relevant pieces of personal information about the candidate.

Includes 3 accomplishments or qualifications.



Outlines the candidate’s beliefs/plans on 3 major issues.

Includes 3 arguments for why people should vote for his/her candidate.









Working Toward

(6-7)


Student needs frequent reminders to stay on task. Student reads only part of their speech or does not write down all of the others’ information.

Includes 2 relevant pieces of personal information about the candidate.

Includes 2 qualifications or accomplishments.



Outlines the candidate’s beliefs on 2 major issues.

Includes 2 arguments for why people should vote for his/her candidate.









Improvement Needed

(3-5)


Student is rarely on task, unprepared at times, and not completing much work. Student does not read their speech and does not listen or write down other’s info.

Includes 1 relevant piece of personal information about the candidate.

Includes 1 qualification or accomplishment.



Outlines the candidate’s beliefs on 1 major issue.

Includes 1 argument for why people should vote for his/her candidate.









Little or No Attempt

(0-2)


Student is off task, unprepared, and not completing work.

Student does not read their speech. Student is not listening or writing down others’ information



Includes no relevant pieces of personal information.

Includes no qualifications or accomplishments.



None of the candidate’s beliefs are outlined and there are no arguments for why people should vote for the candidate.










Final Grade




















**Attach this sheet to your speech when you turn it in**
How you will be graded:

  • You will be graded according to the rubric below.







Work & Participation in Class (20%)

Political Speech (80%)

Background Information (40%)

Beliefs & Reasons

(40%)


Exceeding

(10)


Student is on task, prepared, completing work, and helping others when possible. Student is well prepared to give his/her speech. Student listens and writes down others’ information.

Includes 4 or more relevant pieces of personal information about the candidate.

Includes 4 or more accomplishments or qualifications.



Outlines the candidate’s beliefs/plans on 4 or more major issues.

Includes 4 or more arguments for why people should vote for his/her candidate & arguments against other candidates.



Achieving

(8-9)


Student is on task, prepared, & gathering information. Student participates in the reading of his/her speech. Student listens and writes down others’ information.

Includes 3 relevant pieces of personal information about the candidate.

Includes 3 accomplishments or qualifications.



Outlines the candidate’s beliefs/plans on 3 major issues.

Includes 3 arguments for why people should vote for his/her candidate.



Working Toward

(6-7)


Student needs frequent reminders to stay on task. Student reads only part of their speech or does not write down all of the others’ information.

Includes 2 relevant pieces of personal information about the candidate.

Includes 2 qualifications or accomplishments.



Outlines the candidate’s beliefs on 2 major issues.

Includes 2 arguments for why people should vote for his/her candidate.



Improvement Needed

(3-5)


Student is rarely on task, unprepared at times, and not completing much work. Student does not read their speech and does not listen or write down other’s info.

Includes 1 relevant piece of personal information about the candidate.

Includes 1 qualification or accomplishment.



Outlines the candidate’s beliefs on 1 major issue.

Includes 1 argument for why people should vote for his/her candidate.



Little or No Attempt

(0-2)


Student is off task, unprepared, and not completing work.

Student does not read their speech. Student is not listening or writing down others’ information



Includes no relevant pieces of personal information.

Includes no qualifications or accomplishments.



None of the candidate’s beliefs are outlined and there are no arguments for why people should vote for the candidate.

Final Grade











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