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  • 1. PROJECT CATEGORIES
  • 2. THE CHOICES EXHIBIT DOCUMENTARY PERFORMANCE WEBSITE PAPER
  • 3. EXHIBIT “An exhibit is a visual representation of a topic and its significance in history, much like a small museum exhibit. Labels and captions should be used creatively with visual images and objects to enhance the message of the exhibit.”
  • 4. EXHIBIT 500 original words, including titles Size limits – 72” tall, 40” wide, 30” deep Multimedia limits – 3 minutes You get the materials
  • 5. WHY DO AN EXHIBIT? Your topic is very visual You are creative with visual spatial presentations Your partners want to do an exhibit as well
  • 6. WHY NOT AN EXHIBIT? Your topic is not very visual You are not creative with visual spatial presentations You can’t fit it into the 500 word limit
  • 7. IMPORTANT NOTES ON THE EXHIBIT … • Subtitles are necessary to organize your exhibit • Only use media if it helps your thesis • Organize first, glue last • Easy to do … poorly
  • 8. DOCUMENTARY “A documentary may take the form of a videotape, slide show, Power Point presentation, or similar types of multimedia presentations. It uses images such as film, video, or photographs and audio such as music, excerpts from tapes, and voice-overs to present a topic.”
  • 9. DOCUMENTARY 10 minutes maximum No footnotes needed for script No word limit You can use Mac or PC Check examples online
  • 10. WHY DO A DOC? Your topic has a lot of images and multimedia You enjoy using video editing You can fill a good portion of 10 minutes of video Opportunity for creativity
  • 11. WHY NOT A DOC? Your topic has few images and no multimedia You hate using video editing Time consuming
  • 12. IMPORTANT NOTES ON THE DOCUMENTARY … • Script first … then images and video • News headlines make great images • Interviews can (and should) be included … but not too long
  • 13. PERFORMANCE “A performance is a dramatic portrayal of a topic and its significance in history. It should be original and creative, not simply an oral report or a recitation of facts.”
  • 14. PERFORMANCE 10 minutes max No footnotes needed for script You do all costumes, multimedia (if used), performing, stage Memorized
  • 15. WHY DO A PERFORMANCE? Your topic has some great drama You can set up a great scene or scenes for the peformance You enjoy performing in front of others
  • 16. WHY NOT A PERFORMANCE? Your topic doesn’t have much drama You can’t place your topic into a scene or scenes You do not enjoy performing in front of others
  • 17. IMPORTANT NOTES ON THE PERFORMANCE … • Script first • MEMORIZED! • Incorporate primary source quotes • Props and costumes are important … but not as much as the content
  • 18. WEB SITE A website is an interactive hypertext and multimedia based site of information and images that relates the importance of historical research.
  • 19. WEB SITE Must stand alone – no external links 100 MB max, including video Multimedia – each clip 45 seconds max 1200 student created words max Should be interactive
  • 20. WHY DO A WEBSITE? Your topic has a lot of nontextual materials - images and multimedia You want to use more than 500 orginal words You enjoy technology
  • 21. WHY NOT A WEB SITE? Your topic has few images and multimedia Technology hates you
  • 22. IMPORTANT NOTES ON THE WEB SITE … • More and more competitive • Don’t include quizzes or opinion polls … those don’t support a thesis • How can you get it interactive?
  • 23. PAPER “A paper is the traditional form for presenting historical research and interpretation. As an alternative to a research paper, students may choose to write an historically-based creative paper, such as a fictional diary or an epic poem.”
  • 24. PAPER between 1,500 and 2,500 words Must be footnoted in MLA style (Ms. Walczack and Taft will help)
  • 25. WHY DO A PAPER? You like to write Your topic can be explained without images or multimedia
  • 26. WHY DO A PAPER? You don’t like to write Your topic can not be explained without images or multimedia
  • 27. IMPORTANT NOTES ON THE PAPER … • Footnotes, footnotes, footnotes • Proofread, proofread, proofread • Images and diagrams only if it supports the thesis
  • 28. ALL PROJECTS … Must have a thesis Must have detailed research supporting the thesis Must have primary sources as part of the research Must have an annotated bibliography and process paper Must be original
  • 29. FINAL THOUGHTS FIGURE OUT YOUR GOAL ARE YOU IN IT TO WIN IT? IF SO, MAYBE CHOOSE SOMETHING LESS COMPETITIVE
  • 30. FINAL THOUGHTS PROJECT PLAN – DUE BY MONDAY, JANUARY 13 (earlier is better) PROJECT DAYS – JAN 16 or 17, ALL WEEK JAN 20-24 PROJECTS DUE WEEK OF JAN 27 – Times TBA
  • 31. THE BIG DATE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4