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  • 6 th Grade Social Studies Jackson Middle School May 2009
  • Introduction
    • We will review in a moment what is expected of your end-of-year project.
    • There is a very specific timeline which you will soon be given that you must follow to complete the project.
    • You will be divided into groups of four (4)
  • Social Studies End-of-Year Project
  • A DEEP Project
    • D = DESCRIBE
    • E = EVALUATE
    • E = ENGAGE
    • P = PERSUADE
  • A DEEP Project
    • DESCRIBE your country
    • EVALUATE how much advanced technology (such as robotics or the internet) has changed the societies of your chosen countries (essay on group’s web page)
    • ENGAGE with other groups through an online discussion forum on group web page
    • PERSUADE your classmates why they should visit your chosen countries (essays on group’s web page)
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  • “ DESCRIBE”
    • Students will choose 4 different countries from the regions of the world we have studied, one country from a different region of the world.
  • “ DESCRIBE”
    • The Regions include:
    • Southwest Asia and North Africa
    • East Asia
    • South and Southeast Asia
    • Europe
    • Russia and the Eurasian Republics
    • Africa South of the Sahara
    • North America and the Caribbean
    • South America
  • “ DESCRIBE”
    • Each country must include a:
    • 1. Graph: show some type of comparison (literacy rate, life expectancy, income per capita, population, etc)
    • 2. History Timeline: shows information over a period of time
    • 3. Artwork: showcase art created in that region of world (include paintings, music, clothes, architecture, plays/movies).
    • 4. Country Maps: physical and political maps showing distinctive features
  • “ Around the World” Project
    • When presenting information about each country, students will include:
    • Population
    • Languages (official and spoken)
    • Types of government (past and present)
    • Imports and Exports
    • History of Country
    • Types of Artwork (paintings, pictures, music, clothes, architecture, plays/ movies)
    • Religion
    • Land features (waterways, land formations … etc.)
  • “ DESCRIBE”
    • EXCEPT for images of the country’s artwork, all information on the presentation board needs to be hand-drawn or hand-written.
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  • “ EVALUATE”
    • Students will research online and find evidence to support their answer to the question,
    • “ How much has advanced technology (such as robotics or the internet) changed the societies of your chosen countries?”
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  • “ ENGAGE”
    • Students will publish their essays on the internet via teacher’s website plus respond to other groups’ essays through an online discussion forum.
    • Groups must read/comment on all groups’ publications AND respond appropriately to each other’s commentaries.
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  • “ PERSUADE”
    • Students will persuade their classmates why they should visit the countries they have selected.
    • Students may choose to create either of the following:
    • (a.) A Presentation Board,
    • (b.) A PowerPoint, or
    • (c.) A Photo Story
  • MAY 21 & MAY 22, 2009 (THURSDAY/FRIDAY)
    • Due Dates