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Introduction to 8th grade multimedia Decades project.

Introduction to 8th grade multimedia Decades project.

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  • 1. Decades Timeline Project
    Mr. DeFord and Mrs. Johnson
  • 2. Choose a Category for Research
    Choose your Top 3
    No guarantees
    Groups will be balanced
    Group dynamic will be considered
    Daily work grade
    Slackers will be removed and given an alternative assignment
  • 3. Research Category #1
    Fashion and Fads
    Lifestyle
    Food and beverage
    Clothing styles
    Recreation
    Slang
  • 4. Research Category #2
    The Arts and Entertainment
    Music
    Literature
    Painting
    Theatre
    Dance
    Movies and television
    Celebrities
  • 5. Research Category #3
    Sports
    Growth in popular sports
    Sporting events, tournaments, and games
    Sports celebrities
    Attitudes and perceptions toward women and minorities
    Famous records set
  • 6. Research Category #4
    War and Politics
    Key political leaders
    Enemies and allies
    Wars and military actions
    Political events and movements
    Principal players (political parties, countries and people)
  • 7. Research Category #5
    Technology, Science and Innovation
    Prominent scientists and inventors
    Mind blowing inventions
    Medical breakthroughs
    Major accomplishments
    Trains, Planes and Automobiles
  • 8. Research Category #6
    Disasters
    Destruction and Mayhem
    Natural Disasters
    Hurricanes, Volcanoes, Earthquakes, etc.
    Manmade Disasters
    Ecological
    Technological/Industrial
  • 9. Project Requirements
    Each group will be responsible for contributing:
    Cheetah Decades Wiki Participation - 20 pts
    Decades Table: at least 1 event per decade with explanation, media links, and source links
    Media choice should represent the decade, be prepared to justify your choice
    1 event that shows what was going on in Grand Junction related to your category
    Multimedia Timeline – 20 pts
    Minimum 10 events that contain image/audio/video files
    Daily Work Grade – 5 pts/day
    Optional – for enhanced grade
    Bring in artifacts from any decade in any category
  • 10. Resources
    Books and print:
    Start with books and print materials to build a framework of essential information related to your research category.
    Take notes on
    Defining events
    Important people
    Innovations and advances
  • 11. Resources
    Electronic Resources:
    Use electronic resources to search for images, audio and video that captures the essence of your decade.
    Draw on primary source material in Library of Congress and other sites
    Whenever possible, use media that is licensed for re-use (creative commons, public domain, GNU). Some copyrighted material may be used, but ALL must be given proper attribution.
    Analyze for authenticity and importance to the decade
  • 12. Planning
    Work as a TEAM.
    Discuss project requirements and divide duties in a fair and equal manner.
    TEAMWORK!
  • 13. Checklist for Success
    • Stay organized
    • 14. Take good notes and keep them in team folder
    • 15. Save image and media files in the proper folders in Mr. DeFord’s R drive folder. Be sure to name files descriptively
    • 16. Give saved files descriptive names so you can locate them later
    • 17. Stay focused
    • 18. Remember your assigned tasks
    • 19. Refer to the scoring guide for expectations
    • 20. Use time wisely – it is limited
    • 21. Ask for help if you need it
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