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  • 1. Social Studies 8 th Grade Exit Project
  • 2. Three Parts
    • Research
    • Written Paper
    • Presentation with Graphics
  • 3. Activities/Skills
    • Identify an area of interest
    • Develop a research question
    • Preparing a plan for research
    • Create a project timeline & carry out plan
    • Identifying, locating, and using a variety of quality resources and materials
    • Reading critically
  • 4. Activities/Skills
    • Note-taking
    • Organizing notes and info
    • Engaging in writing process (Draft, Edit, Revise)
    • Create a bibliography
    • Plan for use of graphics/visuals
    • Develop oral presentation
    • Create speaking notes/script
    • Presentation skills
  • 5. Step One
    • Choose a topic/subtopic.
    • Topic (WW1, WW2, Progressive Era, etc)
    • Subtopic – more specific (Ex. If WW1 – Trench warfare)
    • Generate a research question. (Ex. What conditions led to the US getting involved in WW1?)
  • 6. Step Two
    • Do your research.
    • Use at least 3 different resources.
  • 7. Step Three
    • Write Research Paper
    • Minimum – 6 pages
      • Page 1 – Title Page
      • Page 2 – Research Focus Question
      • Page 3, 4, 5 – Information you learned from your research and written IN YOUR OWN WORDS
      • Page 6 - Bibliography
  • 8. Step Four - Presentation
    • Oral Presentation
    • 5-10 minutes
    • “Teach” your classmates what you’ve learned
    • Graphic Component
    • Your presentation must be supported by some visual component.
  • 9. The Presentation
    • Visuals…
    • Posters, diagrams, timelines, maps, charts, graphs, movies, etc.
    • SUGGESTION. Use Technology (Power Point, Movie Maker, etc)