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Social Studies End Of Year Project May 2009


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Social Studies End Of Year Project May 2009

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