To Kill a Mockingbird 2014

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To Kill a Mockingbird 2014

  1. 1. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch explains to the children that it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird. He explains that mockingbirds don’t do anything except sing. Meaning they don’t bother anyone and simply create music for everyone to enjoy, therefore it would wrong to harm them. As we continue to read in the novel, we will find that several characters in the story present themselves as metaphoric mockingbirds. They are innocent individuals who are persecuted based on rumors and other people’s false impressions. Throughout history and even today, many groups of people have been persecuted based on their religious, political, sexual, or ethnic affiliations. You will research one of these groups and present the information to our class. With your partner(s) choose a group of people who have been persecuted. You MUST use at least 3 DIFFERENT Sources in your research. Find details and answers to the following questions: 1. Who is the group? How many of them were persecuted? 2. When did this take place? Where did it take place? What was happening in the world when this occurred? 3. What type of persecution occurred? Why did it occur? By whom? How did others react? 4. What is the end result? Any law/policy changes? What’s happening with the group today? Write 2 multiple choice quiz questions about facts presented in your presentation that will then be used in a final quiz assessing how well students listened to presentations. You will turn this paper in to your teacher before you present. -Typed on a single sheet of paper. Provide the correct answer. Preparation Amount of information collected and presented is sufficient for time allotted to this project. All images and information is cited correctly. _____/6 Organization Students present information in logical, interesting sequence which audience can follow. _____/5 Subject Knowledge Students demonstrate full knowledge by elaborating on topic with specific and accurate details. Students answer any class questions with explanations. All 4 research questions have been thoroughly answered. _____/10 Visual Aids Students’ visual aids (at least 1 image/slide) effectively reinforce the presentation. _____/6 Mechanics Presentation has no misspellings or grammatical errors. _____/4 Presentation All group members present information. Students maintain eye contact with audience, seldom returning to notes. Presentation is obviously well prepared and rehearsed. There are no more than 10 words/slide. Students are not directly reading from the slides!! _____/5 Verbal Techniques Students use a clear voice and correct, precise pronunciation of terms so that all audience members can hear and understand presentation. Rehearsal is evident. _____/4  
  2. 2. You (and your partners) will prepare a 5-8 minute Power Point Presentation: 6-8 SLIDES: NO MORE THAN 10 WORDS PER SLIDE. EACH SLIDE SHOULD CONTAIN IMAGES TO HELP THE AUDIENCE UNDERSTAND YOUR PREPARED PRESENTATION.  FIRST SLIDE: introduction- Introduce topic, names of presenters, and at least one relevant image.  3-6 SLIDES: information about the history and facts surrounding the topic: o The groups Demographics: who were they? How many? o Persecution: What type? Why? Who were the persecutors? Reactions? o Historical Context: When did it occur? Where? What was happening in the world at the time? o Conclusion: End result?  Slide 7: Two multiple choice questions WITHOUT the answers (these should be the same questions you turn in)  LAST SLIDE: list of ALL sources (Bibliography) for the project using correct MLA format.  NO full sentences on the slides! NO MORE THAN 10 WORDS PER SLIDE!!!  Font must be at least size 20 or larger.  Colorful, engaging, informative  At least one photograph or cartoon must be included PER SLIDE in the presentation (with source listed below it)               Religious Persecution:  Atheists  Baha’i  Buddhist    Christian  Jewish  Hindu  Muslim  Ethnic/Race  German  Italian  Chinese  Mexicans  Polish  African American  Latin American  Central American  Rwanda  Syria  Russia Other  Witches  Homosexuals  Women  Children  Disabled/handicapped  Political  England  Egypt  Israel  Cuba  North Korea  Ghana  Soviet Union  China  Iran 
  3. 3. Group Member Name(s) Period________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ Project Synopsis: You will work in pairs to research and present to the class information about a group of people who have been persecuted in history. You and your partner will do research in the library as well as in the computer lab. You will take notes on your research and keep a bibliography of all sources investigated. The notes will not be collected; however, the bibliography will be graded. You and your partner will create a PowerPoint slide presentation to present information about your topic. Presentations will be at least FIVE minutes in length. The class will take a test on the presentations using notes taken during the presentations as study guides. Write down your chosen topics below in order: Topic Specifically… #1 _____________________________ _____________________________ #2______________________________ _____________________________ #3______________________________ _____________________________ #4______________________________ ____________________________ #5______________________________ _____________________________
  4. 4. Partner Contract You may choose to work with up to 2 other people (total 3 in a group) for this project. It is very important that all group members understand that their level of effort and dedication to this project determines the overall grade in the end. You will be asked to evaluate your partner(s) at the end of the project using the following criteria: Was dependable in every class meeting. Willingly accepted assigned tasks. Contributed positively to group discussions. Completed work on time Helped others with their work when needed. Contributed a fair share to each session without distracting from group effort. Worked well with other group members. Was a valuable member of the team overall. Adhered to agreements set by the group. I would work with this person again for another assignment For each category, your partner will give you a score of 2- Strongly agree 1- Agree 0- Disagree. The grade provided by your partner(s) will be calculated into your overall grade for the project. If you feel that you can work well with other individuals and commit to completing this assignment to the best of your ability, please print and sign your name below. Turn this sheet in to Mrs. Rahmati by Monday 12/5/11. Turn in one sheet per group please. “We agree to work cooperatively on this important project.” Name________________________________________ Signature_____________________________ Name________________________________________ Signature_____________________________ Name________________________________________ Signature_____________________________
  5. 5. Project Rubric Group Member Names ____________________ Pd_______ ____________________ ____________________ Presentation Grade Total _____/40 Bibliography Page (formatted correctly, typed) _____/5 2 Multiple Choice Questions (with correct answer, typed) _____/4 Daily log sheet _____/5 Partner Evaluation _____/10 Total Project Points _____/64 Preparation Amount of information collected and presented is sufficient for time allotted to this project. All images and information is cited correctly. _____/6 Organization Students present information in logical, interesting sequence which audience can follow. _____/5 Subject Knowledge Students demonstrate full knowledge by elaborating on topic with specific and accurate details. Students answer any class questions with explanations. All 4 research questions have been thoroughly answered. _____/10 Visual Aids Students’ visual aids (Animoto and 1 slide image) effectively reinforce the presentation. _____/6 Mechanics Presentation has no misspellings or grammatical errors. _____/4 Presentation Both group members present information. Students maintain eye contact with audience, seldom returning to notes. Presentation is obviously well prepared and rehearsed. There are no complete sentences on the slides- students are not directly reading from the slides. _____/5 Verbal Techniques Students use a clear voice and correct, precise pronunciation of terms so that all audience members can hear and understand presentation. Rehearsal is evident. _____/4
  6. 6. Mockingbird Research Project Daily Log Name_______________________________________________________ Period________ At the end of each period, with 5 minutes remaining, you will be asked to complete today’s log. For each day, complete the chart to the best of your ability. This sheet will be graded individually- worth up to 5 points toward your final project grade. Today’s Date:________________________ What I accomplished today: My goal for tomorrow’s work session: Today’s Date:________________________ What I accomplished today: My goal for tomorrow’s work session: Today’s Date:________________________ What I accomplished today: My goal for tomorrow’s work session: Today’s Date:________________________ What I accomplished today: My goal for tomorrow’s work session: Today’s Date:________________________ (last day!) What I accomplished today: What I still need to do at home:
  7. 7. How to create a Bibliography for your sources You will present your Bibliography as the last slide in your presentation AND you will turn in a bibliography page to your teacher.  You may create your bibliography using Noodletools or Microsoft References or any other resource that you are familiar with.  The Bibliography page must be correctly formatted in MLA format.  You will NOT need to turn in your notes. How to turn in your Presentation: You and your partner(s) will hand in your completed Presentation via the Hand-in Folder on the CHS computers.  Save your work using your names separated by periods: For example, if John, Dave and Miles worked on a project together, they would save their work as: john.dave.miles.pptx  Go to the Hand-In Folder, Rahmati, find your period number.  Copy/paste your work into the folder.  Check with your teacher to make sure the work is saved correctly and can be opened from that location. What to turn in on Presentation Day: You and your partners will turn in the following papers on your presentation day:  A printed copy of the Power Point Presentation—6 slides per page.  One printed sheet of 2 Multiple Choice Questions and correct Answer.  Partner Evaluation Sheet.  Daily Log Sheet  Reminder- the last page of your Power Point should be your Bibliography!
  8. 8. Presentation Notes Page Name:_______________________ Presenters Names What was the Persecuted Group? When/Where did the persecution occur? What is one outcome of the Persecution? The thing I liked BEST about this presentation was…
  9. 9. Presenters Names What was the Persecuted Group? When/Where did the persecution occur? What is one outcome of the Persecution? The thing I liked BEST about this presentation was…

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