Your final exam for your 2-year History HL course will consist of the creation of three documentary-style films which must be submitted by 3:15 pm on the last school day BEFORE your FIRST History External Assessment. Students may work in groups of NO MORE THAN 6. Each documentary must contain both still and moving images (not featuring student acting), On-screen text from primary source documents, narration (student produced), a soundtrack appropriate to the place and time being discussed, and student acting. ALL students must be featured in both narration and acting, all students must be recognizable, and all narration must be intelligible. THE PRIMARY REASON THAT THIS PROJECT IS BEING ASSIGNED IS TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE REVIEWING FOR YOUR EXTERNAL ASSESSMENTS. THEREFORE, YOUR FINAL EXAM SCORE WILL BE CALCULATED USING THE AVERAGE METHOD (same method as last year) THAT ENSURES YOUR OVERALL AVERAGE WILL REMAIN CONSTANT BASED ON YOUR WORK IN THE CLASS THROUOUT THE YEAR. HOWEVER PARTICIPATION IN AND TIMELY SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTARIES IS A REQUIRMENT! A FINAL EXAM SCORE WILL NOT BE CALCULATED AND SUBMITTED UNLESS THE SUBMISSION OCCURS MEETING ALL REQUIREMENTS! ALSO THE COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT WHICH REPRESENTS THE FINAL ROTATION FOR 4th QUARTER WILL BE A WRITTEN REFLECTION OF YOUR ROLE IN THE DOCUMENTARY MAKING PROCESS, HOW IT PREPARED YOU TO TAKE YOUR ASSESSMENTS, AND YOUR OVERALL WORK ETHIC AND PERSONAL GROWTH THROUGHOUT THE 2 YEAR COURSE. THIS REFLECTION ALSO MUST BE SUBMITTED IN ORDER FOR A FINAL EXAM GRADE TO BE CALCULATED AND SUBMITTED, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER IT IS GOING TO BE SCORED OR NOT BASED ON LOCKED SCORES.
DOCUMENTARY 1 MUST ADDRESS ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
The Great Depression and the Americas 192939
• The Great Depression: political and economic causes in the Americas
• Nature and efficacy of solutions in the United States: Hoover; Franklin D Roosevelt and the New Deal; critics of the New Deal