Historical Figure Research Project

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Historical Figure Research Project

  1. 1. Home Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Rubric One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Historical Figure Research Project Sixth Grade Mrs. Dick and Mrs. Albert
  2. 2. Home Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Rubric One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Project Goals  To learn about the life of an important historical figure that interests you.  To inform others about the historical figures life.  To write a 2-3 page research paper.  To create a movie.
  3. 3. Home Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Rubric One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Step One – Choosing Your Topic  Choose who you would like to research and add it to the classroom Wiki.  If someone has already chosen the person that you are interested, chose a new person. FOR MORE INFO... Click here to see a list of important historical figures.
  4. 4. Home Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Rubric One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Step Two – Finding Information  Depending on which group you are in, you will find resources for your report (books from the library and/or Internet links).  Either check a book out of the library or find three good Internet links and print them out. FOR MORE INFO... Click here to use Safe Search for Kids to search for information.
  5. 5. Home Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Rubric One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Step Two – Finding Information Continued  Read your book or read your printed materials.  Highlight important information from your printed materials.  Cite your sources on the worksheet below. FOR MORE INFO... Click here to print a worksheet to cite your sources.
  6. 6. Home Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Rubric One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Step Three – Background Information  Using your resources, and find information about your historical figure’s background. – Date born – Date died – Where they born – Who their parents and siblings were – Wife/Husband – Children – Other important information  Write the important facts on an index card. – There should be one important fact on each card. – Facts should be in your own words. – Label each card with BI on the front to stand for Background Information.
  7. 7. Home Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Rubric One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Step Three – Background Information Continued  Organize your cards into an order that makes sense.  Number the cards in order. Put the number in the top, left corner.  Write a rough draft to include all of this information. – Label the top of the rough draft, Background Information. – Skip every other line. – Get it edited by a partner. – Get it edited by a teacher.
  8. 8. Home Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Rubric One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Step Four – Early Life  Using your resources, and find information about your historical figure’s Early Life. – Childhood – Education – Early Jobs  Write the important facts on an index card. – There should be one important fact on each card. – Facts should be in your own words. – Label each card with EL on the front to stand for Early Life.
  9. 9. Home Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Rubric One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Step Four – Early Life Continued  Organize your cards into an order that makes sense.  Number the cards in order. Put the number in the top, left corner.  Write a rough draft to include all of this information. – Label the top of the rough draft, Early Life. – Skip every other line. – Get it edited by a partner. – Get it edited by a teacher.
  10. 10. Home Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Rubric One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Step Five – Major Accomplishments  Using your resources, and find information about your historical figure’s Major Accomplishments. – Jobs – Important things they did – More  Write the important facts on an index card. – There should be one important fact on each card. – Facts should be in your own words. – Label each card with MA on the front to stand for Major Accomplishments.
  11. 11. Home Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Rubric One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Step Five – Major Accomplishments Continued  Organize your cards into an order that makes sense.  Number the cards in order. Put the number in the top, left corner.  Write a rough draft to include all of this information. – Label the top of the rough draft, Major Accomplishments. – Skip every other line. – Get it edited by a partner. – Get it edited by a teacher.
  12. 12. Home Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Rubric One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Step Six – Beginning and End  Write a paragraph that is going to introduce your historical figure. – Strong topic sentence • Captures audience’s attention – Label the top of the rough draft, Introductory Paragraph. – Skip every line. – Get it edited by a partner. – Get it edited by a teacher.
  13. 13. Home Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Rubric One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Step Six – Beginning and End Continued  Write a paragraph that is going to wrap up the information about your historical figure.  It should include: – Person’s most important contribution – What they are most known for – How they will be remembered – Strong last sentence  Write your rough draft – Label the top of the rough draft, Introductory Paragraph. – Skip every line. – Get it edited by a partner. – Get it edited by a teacher.
  14. 14. Home Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Rubric One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Step Seven – Final Copy  Type your final paper, making sure that you have all of these components. – Title – should be your historical figures name, underlined and in bold text, size 24. – Five paragraphs in size 12 font, Times New Roman, double-spaced. – Should be at least 2 full pages long. – Include your name at the end.
  15. 15. Home Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Rubric One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Step Eight – Pictures/Audio  Choose an Audio clip from the Audio clip folder, open it, save it into a folder called Movie.  Find 20 pictures that go along with your paper. They do not all need to be pictures of your person. They can be of things your person did, family, education, committees, etc.  Save the Pictures into the folder called Movie.
  16. 16. Home Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Rubric One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Step Eight – Pictures/Audio  Open Windows Movie Maker.  Click on Import Pictures.  Choose the folder that has all of your images.  Click (Ctrl and A) to select all pictures.  Click Import.  Drag all of your pictures down to the bottom, putting them in the correct order as you go.
  17. 17. Home Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Rubric One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Step Eight – Picture/Audio  Click on Import Audio or Music.  Import the Music from your Movie Folder.  Click Show Timeline.  Drag the Music Track down to the beginning of the Timeline two times.  With a teacher you will help you record the audio and help you insert it into the correct position.
  18. 18. Home Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Rubric One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Step Nine – Finishing Your Movie  Make sure that you can see the Timeline at the bottom of your screen.  Change the timing of the pictures.  Insert video transitions and effects.  Insert a title at the beginning.  Insert credits at the end that show your Cited Sources.  Check to make sure that the timing is good for your video.
  19. 19. Home Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Rubric One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Step Nine – Finishing Your Movie  When your movie is ready to be published: – Go to File, Save Movie File – Choose My Computer – Give Your Movie a Title – Click Browse to find your Movie Folder. – Save it. – Then also save it in your room’s drop-off folder.
  20. 20. Home Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Rubric One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine You Are Finished!!!!  You should now have a completed movie and a two-three page research paper.  We will view our movies in class.
  21. 21. Home Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Step Rubric One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Rubrics  Click here to view the rubric for your Research Paper.  Click here to view the rubric for your Video.

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