Daniel Stanford and Jordan Marmara
Parkwood Middle School
Monroe, NC
With a
“hands-on learning allows students
to build understanding that is
functional and to develop the
ability to inquire themsel...
Project based learning is a
dynamic approach to
teaching in which students
explore real-world problems
and challenges. Wit...
Project Based Learning is an instructional approach built
upon learning activities that engage student interest and
motiv...
projects are
related to your
what you’re
doing!
projects allow students
to interact and respond
to information
projects ac...
Types of Projects
Everyone Should
Have a Job!
Projects should
incorporate different
learning styles
Each person is responsible for the group...
This is an
opportunity for
the individual to
shine
Allow time for
questions and
follow-ups
Projects should
be compared to
...
Projects should be individual or small
group
Smaller objectives and less time consuming
Projects should work toward a comm...
 http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/
To Be Effective, Projects
Should Be Fun for
and the
 daniel.stanford@ucps.k12.nc.us
 jordan.marmara@ucps.k12.nc.us
Name: Pd
Project: Crazy Ocean Creature
Congratulations! You have been selected
from a panel of scientists to create your v...
Part 2: News Article
You will be writing a news article announcing that you have found the latest
and greatest sea creatur...
Congratulations! You have been chosen by a major
national comic book company to create a new comic book
character that wil...
Grading Rubric
 50 PTS: All components are present & factually correct
 25 PTS: M.I.N.T. Work, Creative & Neat
 25PTS: ...
Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to create a travel brochure
for a specific ocean zone/ecosystem. You must con...
Directions:
1. Fold a single sheet of paper into a travel brochure shape (Folding
it into thirds, as you would a letter wo...
Congratulations! You have been selected to create a new
water quality bumper sticker for Union County Public Works!
The bu...
PROJECT: W.Q.B.S- Grading Rubric
 Use of Microsoft Publisher……………………………..5 PTS
 (Follow Template)
 Correct Shape ………………...
African Mask Project
Name: ____________________
Mask
Creativity ______/25
Accuracy ______/25
Museum Piece
Grammar ______/1...
Africa is a land full of customs and rituals. One of the most colorful displays of tribal ritual can be found in
the many ...
What Is This All About:
Get a canned food item (with the label still on it). Using information that you get from
your rese...
Congratulations! You have been chosen by
the CEO of a major cereal company to
serve as the head designer for a new com-
me...
Nathan Hale
James Madison
James Monroe
William Prescott
George Rogers Clark
Molly Pitcher
Abigail Adams
Martha Washington
...
Cereal Box Project
Name:________________________________________________________ Period:____________________
Cover: ______...
Civil War Timeline
Project
Due Friday March 11, 2011
As a class we are going to create a human timeline! For your part, yo...
Create Your Own Culture Project
1st 6 Weeks Project
Name______________________________________
Culture Worksheets 25pts
Mu...
Group member grade
Name grade reason
Your name____________________________________
Create your own culture
Group member gr...
Cultural museum score sheet
Culture display artifacts creativity total
Group members:____________________________________
...
Create Your Own Culture
The Stanford institute has stumbled across several new
cultures in the Parkwood Area! These new cu...
Create Your Own Island Project - Grade Sheet
Name____________________________________
Creativity _______/20 Five Parts of ...
fakebook Home Profile Friends Inbox (1) Settings Log out
Cynthia Winter 5 minutes ago
Wall Info Photos +
March 3
rd
, what...
Resting on the trail, it has been a long
day! With- James Anderson
MaryAnn Wilkinson I am finally getting use to this Fake...
About You: My name is Cynthia Winter and I am loved by my family and friends. I am married to James Anderson and
we are a ...
Hammurabi for President!!!!!!
Hammurabi (the ancient Babylonian king) has traveled through time and wants to be
elected pr...
Each group will create 3 campaign materials to assist Hammurabi in getting elected.
You must create at least one campaign ...
With the signing of the American Constitution, the principles and
ideas presented in that document would forever effect th...
Historic
Based on the skittles that you received, write down the following facts
Yellow – A North Carolina Symbol
Red – An...
History Book Project
“The Life and Times of Mahatma
Gandhi”
DUE Tuesday 4/21/09 or Wednesday 4/22
You have been asked by t...
Grading:
50%All components are present.
25%Creativity, originality, and neatness.
25%Class presentation
My Migration Story...
Additional Items
 Advertisement
 Classified ad
 Weather report
 Comic Strip
 Editorial article
Grading
Current Event ...
Your Task:
You need to review the list of possible categories
and through your research, you should be able to
pick one of...
Egyptian Pharaoh Award
Name:
______________________________
Organization 25pts
Accuracy of
Information
25pts
Award
Justifi...
6th Six Weeks Project
A Tater in Time Project
From 1900 to 2010, America has gone through many changes to get to the moder...
Name__________________________ Class______________
Write a Storyboard…
You have been hired by Steven Spielberg to transcri...
Woosh Book Instructions
Step 1
Fold the paper in half like a “hotdog”
Step 2
Open the paper back up – fold it in half like...
Step 4
Open the paper all the way back up so that the cut or tear is in the center of the paper.
Step 5
Fold the paper aga...
Step 7
Fold flaps over to create the book
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  1. 1. Daniel Stanford and Jordan Marmara Parkwood Middle School Monroe, NC With a
  2. 2. “hands-on learning allows students to build understanding that is functional and to develop the ability to inquire themselves, in other words, to become independent learners.” Karen Worth, Education Development Center, Inc.
  3. 3. Project based learning is a dynamic approach to teaching in which students explore real-world problems and challenges. With this type of active and engaged learning, students are inspired to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects they're studying
  4. 4. Project Based Learning is an instructional approach built upon learning activities that engage student interest and motivation. Project Based Learning is learning in depth. A well- designed project provokes students to encounter and struggle with concepts and principles of the content. Project Based Learning teaches students 21st Century skills such as communication and presentation skills, organization and time management skills, research and inquiry skills, self-assessment and reflection skills, and group participation and leadership skills. Finally, Project Based Learning allows students to reflect upon their own ideas and opinions, exercise voice and choice, and make decisions that affect project outcomes and the learning process.
  5. 5. projects are related to your what you’re doing! projects allow students to interact and respond to information projects actively engage students in authentic learning activities Of A Project
  6. 6. Types of Projects
  7. 7. Everyone Should Have a Job! Projects should incorporate different learning styles Each person is responsible for the group grade as well as his or her own grade Everyone should be allowed to evaluate the other group members Every member of the group must help present
  8. 8. This is an opportunity for the individual to shine Allow time for questions and follow-ups Projects should be compared to the individual’s ability Students should have choices Allow time for longer presentations
  9. 9. Projects should be individual or small group Smaller objectives and less time consuming Projects should work toward a common goal but have different ways to achieve it. “Show and Tell” kind of presentations
  10. 10.  http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/
  11. 11. To Be Effective, Projects Should Be Fun for and the
  12. 12.  daniel.stanford@ucps.k12.nc.us  jordan.marmara@ucps.k12.nc.us
  13. 13. Name: Pd Project: Crazy Ocean Creature Congratulations! You have been selected from a panel of scientists to create your very own fish for a Charlotte aquarium. Your mission is to create a fish that is unique, interesting, and based on facts learned from your science journals. Your job will be divided into two parts, the creation of an actual fish and a news article announcing the discovery of your fish. Part 1: Create an Ocean Creature You will be designing a 3D model of a fish or other aquatic organism. Remember, your fish needs to be unique and interesting. You must also be able to explain what all the parts of the fish are used for. Guidelines:  Your fish must be a 3-D model.  Do not use anything that will “go bad”. o (Ex: No Vegetables, Animals, Food, etc.)  Your fish must be original.  Your fish should have adaptations for its environment. Suggestions:  Use household items. o (Ex: Soda Cans, Popsicle sticks, etc.)  Make your organism’s adaptations make sense. o (Ex: Lights for seeing in dark water)  Use research to help you create an organism with adaptations you can explain. Grading Rubric: Points Earned:  Creativity: 15 PTS  Originality: 10 PTS +  Effort: 10 PTS +  Adaptations: 15 PTS + TOTAL: 50 PTS TOTAL: / 50
  14. 14. Part 2: News Article You will be writing a news article announcing that you have found the latest and greatest sea creature this century! This article will need to have the most detailed information available regarding your sea creature. Guidelines:  Your article must be roughly 1 page long.  You will need to leave space for a picture of your creature.  Your article must contain the following information: o Where was your creature found? o In which zone of the ocean does your creature live? o What is the diet of your creature? o What are the adaptations that your fish has? What are they used for? o What is the scientific name of your fish? What is its common name? o What is your fish’s physical appearance (male or female, size, color) Suggestions:  Use existing news articles on the internet to help you write your article.  Come up with a clever title for your article.  Be sure to include all the facts listed in the guidelines. Grading Rubric: Points Earned:  Creativity: 15 PTS  Authenticity: 10 PTS +  Effort: 10 PTS +  Information: 15 PTS + TOTAL: 50 PTS TOTAL: / 50
  15. 15. Congratulations! You have been chosen by a major national comic book company to create a new comic book character that will be included in a new comic book series. Your character will be features in the new series “The Elements of Adventure”. The new character that you create will be a comic superhero or villain based on one of the elements listed on the Periodic Table of the Elements. To aid in explain your new character, you will also write a short story that will accompany your character. What Do I Need to Do? 1. Select an element from the Periodic Table and reserve it by telling the comic book representative (Mr. Marmara). Students in the same class will not be allowed to do this same element. 2. The characteristics of your element will determine the appearance of your character. For example, the atomic weight and atomic number of your element will help to determine the size and weight of your superhero/villain. The valence electrons/electronegativity, reactivity, metal/nonmetal characteristics will help to determine the strengths, weaknesses and character traits of your superhero as well as who your allies/enemies are. 3. Create a detailed drawing, 3-D model, or short video presentation of your superhero or villain, based on the characteristics of your element. 4. Attach a description of your hero/villain that answers the following questions: a. What is your character’s name? b. Is your character a Hero or a Villain? c. Where did your character come from? d. What are your character’s strengths? e. What are your character’s weaknesses? f. Who are the character’s enemies? g. Who are the character’s allies? h. Describe the character’s physical appearance 5. Write a short story that tells of one of the many adventures of your hero or villain 6. Prepare a 2-3 minute presentation
  16. 16. Grading Rubric  50 PTS: All components are present & factually correct  25 PTS: M.I.N.T. Work, Creative & Neat  25PTS: Class presentation Due Date Your presentation with the comic book company is scheduled for:
  17. 17. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to create a travel brochure for a specific ocean zone/ecosystem. You must convince potential tourists that your ocean zone is the best, most interesting area of the ocean to visit. Due to the weak economy, more tourists are needed and so is your help! Your travel brochure is due by:
  18. 18. Directions: 1. Fold a single sheet of paper into a travel brochure shape (Folding it into thirds, as you would a letter works best) 2. Select one zone of the ocean (Intertidal, Neritic, Oceanic, Benthic, Estuary) and include the name in some way on the FRONT cover. You should also include a picture on your front cover. 3. The inside of the brochure must have the following: a. Where is your zone/ecosystem located? (How do I get there?) b. What is the water like? (Visibility, Clarity, Temperature, etc) c. What type of plants live there? d. What type of animals live there? e. Why would someone want to visit your zone/ecosystem? (Pictures & words can be used to answer the questions above, be as creative as you like, but be sure that your creative additions have some connection to the facts presented to you in class). 4. The back must have your name, date, and class period. How to earn Points: Name of Zone on FRONT 5 Points Picture of Zone on FRONT 5 Points Location of Zone INSIDE 10 Points Information about water INSIDE 10 Points Information about plants INSIDE 10 Points Information about animals INSIDE 10 Points Name/Class Information on BACK 5 Points M.I.N.T. Quality 10 Points Correct Facts / Level of Detail 20 Points Creativity 15 Points TOTAL POINTS 100 POINTS
  19. 19. Congratulations! You have been selected to create a new water quality bumper sticker for Union County Public Works! The bumper sticker must follow certain criteria:  Use of Microsoft Publisher  Rectangular Shape  Dimensions: 10 ½ “ x 3 ¾ “  Must include at least one (1) of the following terms: o pH o Turbidity o Dissolved Oxygen (D.O.) o Nitrates (N-O) o Temperature o Bioindicator(s) o Eutrophication  Describe what good water quality would “look like” using at least one of the above terms.  Should include at least one illustration and/or picture*  Should be “Catchy”, “Creative” & “M.I.N.T.” *Be sure to cite the website where images are retrieved from
  20. 20. PROJECT: W.Q.B.S- Grading Rubric  Use of Microsoft Publisher……………………………..5 PTS  (Follow Template)  Correct Shape …………………………………………….…5 PTS  (Rectangle)  Correct Size……………………………………………………5 PTS  (10 ½ “ x 3 ¾ “)  Use of one vocabulary term…………………………..10 PTS  (Use from previous page)  Explanation of vocabulary term……………………..25 PTS  (Explains what healthy water would look like to the understanding of the general public)  Use of illustration(s) or picture (s)………………….20 PTS  (1 predesigned or personally created illustration)  Correct citation of picture(s)………………………….10 PTS  (Citation of illustrator on sticker)  Creative & Catchy…………………………………………10 PTS  (Helps to summarize the idea of good water quality in a catchy, bumper-sticker style, way)  M.I.N.T (Quality of Work)..………………………….…..10 PTS  (Work is Meritorious, Interesting, Neat, Thoughtful) TOTAL POINTS: …………………………………………………..100 PTS
  21. 21. African Mask Project Name: ____________________ Mask Creativity ______/25 Accuracy ______/25 Museum Piece Grammar ______/15 Information _______/15 Presentation Delivery _______/10 Notes ________/10 Total: __________/100 African Mask Project Name: ____________________ Mask Creativity ______/25 Accuracy ______/25 Museum Piece Grammar ______/15 Information _______/15 Presentation Delivery _______/10 Notes ________/10 Total: __________/100 African Mask Project Name: ____________________ Mask Creativity ______/25 Accuracy ______/25 Museum Piece Grammar ______/15 Information _______/15 Presentation Delivery _______/10 Notes ________/10 Total: __________/100 African Mask Project Name: ____________________ Mask Creativity ______/25 Accuracy ______/25 Museum Piece Grammar ______/15 Information _______/15 Presentation Delivery _______/10 Notes ________/10 Total: __________/100
  22. 22. Africa is a land full of customs and rituals. One of the most colorful displays of tribal ritual can be found in the many masking ceremonies throughout the continent. Although masking ceremonies are not as common place in Africa as they once were, masks are still looked at as an important part of African culture and history and are still used in important rituals and celebrations. As one of the leading experts on African culture, you have been asked by a major museum to help design a new African display for the “Cultures of the World” exhibit! They would like you to research and recreate an authentic African tribal mask! In order to complete the display you will need to submit a write-up about the mask and the tribe where the mask originated. Below you will find the specifics of your assignment. Have fun and congratulations on being chosen to participate in this wonderful opportunity! African Mask Project Assignment Presentation: 1. You will need to make a 2 -3 minute formal presentation to the museum board (your classmates) about your mask and your research. 2. You will need to show off your mask and briefly outline your research. 3. You will need to make notes during presentations so that the information can be compiled for the exhibit. Mask: 1. Do some research and choose of the hundreds of masks found in Afri- ca. 2. Record any important information. 3. Get a description of the mask such as size, color, shape, etc… 4. Draw a sketch or print out a picture of your mask. 5. Using various material recreate the mask using accurate colors and shapes. Museum Piece: 1. After you have done the research, you should write a one page summary of your results. 2. You will need at least one paragraph explaining the ethnic group/tribe that your mask originates from. Be sure to include information about culture, history, location, etc.. 3. You will need at least one paragraph detailing the ceremonial use for your mask. Points Mask 50 Creativity - 25 pts Accuracy - 25pts Museum Piece 30 Neatness and Grammar - 15pts Required Information - 15pts Presentation 20 Summary  Research an African mask and ethnic group.  Recreate the mask  Prepare a paper outlining your research.  Present your findings and mask to the class. Due: Thursday- February 21, 2008
  23. 23. What Is This All About: Get a canned food item (with the label still on it). Using information that you get from your research, you are going to create a new label that will fit over the original label. Your label needs to be colorful, creative, and neat. It will be used to highlight one of the problems that faces Africa today. The made-up contents of your can will be used to help solve the problem. So What Do You Need to Do? Research one of the many problems that is facing Africa today. Once you have picked a problem and researched it, you need to answer the following questions on the new label of the can:  What is the problem?  Why does the problem exists?  Where in Africa is this a problem?  How will the contents of your can will help to solve the problem.? After the project is finished, I will donate all of the canned food items to charity. B O N U S Due Thursday 1/3/08 AfriCAN Project
  24. 24. Congratulations! You have been chosen by the CEO of a major cereal company to serve as the head designer for a new com- memorative cereal box. Your task will be to redesign a cereal box to honor one of America’s first Revolutionaries. • The first step in the assignment is to choose one person from American history who is considered a revolutionary. (see the list on the back) • The next step should be to conduct research on this person using class notes, textbooks, , and oth- er outside resources (both internet and print re- sources). ~ The research should include biographical information that details who the person was, facts about their life, and why they are considered one of America’s first revolutionaries • The final step will then be to re-design a cereal box that commemorates the life of this historical figure and includes an essay about his/her life. Due: Thursday December 15 (A day) Or Friday December 16 (B day) One side panel should include at least one interesting quote from your hero and a brief background as to when and why the particular quote was given, or to what event the quote refers. Another side panel should include some random trivial facts about your person – important relatives, funny facts, strange facts about the person’s death, interesting information about a political campaign, etc. The box top should include some kind of reference to the most significant event in your person’s life. (The thing that made your person a revolutionary). This reference could be in the form or a slogan or other brief statement – but it should be brief. It is to be used as a “grabber” to make your reader interested in reading the historical essay on the back of your box. The box bottom should include your name, your class period, and any and sources that you used during your research. The front of the box should include the name of the cereal – a creative name that somehow relates to your person - and a picture of the person. This can be printed, or hand-drawn. It might also include other slogans, catch-phrases, or other comments that relate to your figure. (For example, one dealing with President Obama might say “change you can crunch into”) The back of the box should include detailed information about your figure. Here you are writing an original biographical story about your chosen person. The story should include the following components: Information on the person’s life (birth, education, etc…) Information on the events that made your person and revolutionary figure (his/her role in the American Revolution). The back may include some small pictures, but should mostly be a historical/biographical essay Cereal Box Requirements
  25. 25. Nathan Hale James Madison James Monroe William Prescott George Rogers Clark Molly Pitcher Abigail Adams Martha Washington Betsy Ross Deborah Sampson Website Resources http://www.nps.gov/revwar/about_the_revolution/revolutionary_ people.html http://www.historycentral.com/bio/revoltbios/index.html http://www.theamericanrevolution.org/people.aspx http://www.picadome.fayette.k12.ky.us/lab/currl/amer _rev/figures.htm http://www.patriotresource.com/people.html http://library.thinkquest.org/10966/bios.shtml Revolutionaries Grading Criteria Cover – 10 points (design, images, slogans) Sides – 5 points each (quotes, anecdotes, trivia) Top/Bottom – 5 points each (Grabber, name, bibliography) Back – 40 points (Details, accuracy, grammar) Neatness – 10 points Creativity - 10 points (overall look, creativity) Presentation – 10 points (clarity, preparedness, substance, professionalism) • **If you select someone who is not on the list or you copy and paste any part of your essay you WILL NOT RECEIVE CREDIT FOR YOUR PROJECT! THIS WILL COUNT 25% OF YOUR TOTAL GRADE Patrick Henry John Adams Samuel Adams Benjamin Franklin John Hancock Joseph Warren Richard Henery Lee Thomas Jefferson George Washington Paul Revere Benedict Arnold John Paul Jones Nathanael Greene John Jay Thomas Paine
  26. 26. Cereal Box Project Name:________________________________________________________ Period:____________________ Cover: ________________ Neatness: ________________ Sides: ________________ Creativity: ________________ Top/Bottom: __________ Presentation: ________________ Back: ________________ TOTAL: ________________ Cereal Box Project Name:________________________________________________________ Period:____________________ Cover: ________________ Neatness: ________________ Sides: ________________ Creativity: ________________ Top/Bottom: __________ Presentation: ________________ Back: ________________ TOTAL: ________________ Cereal Box Project Name:________________________________________________________ Period:____________________ Cover: ________________ Neatness: ________________ Sides: ________________ Creativity: ________________ Top/Bottom: __________ Presentation: ________________ Back: ________________ TOTAL: ________________ Cereal Box Project Name:________________________________________________________ Period:____________________ Cover: ________________ Neatness: ________________ Sides: ________________ Creativity: ________________ Top/Bottom: __________ Presentation: ________________ Back: ________________ TOTAL: ________________ Cereal Box Project Name:________________________________________________________ Period:____________________ Cover: ________________ Neatness: ________________ Sides: ________________ Creativity: ________________ Top/Bottom: __________ Presentation: ________________ Back: ________________ TOTAL: ________________
  27. 27. Civil War Timeline Project Due Friday March 11, 2011 As a class we are going to create a human timeline! For your part, you are going to research an assigned date and present it to the class as a part of the timeline. What do I need to do?  Research your date and find information about the who, what, when, where, why and how of the event.  Next you will need to use that information to write a 1-2 page summary of your event. You will need to tell the “story” of what happened and why it was important during the Civil War.  After that, you need to create a display that visually tells the story of your event. This can be a poster, project display board, t-shirt, etc… You should include pictures and descriptions of the details and the people that were part of your event.  Finally, you will need to create a 2-3 minute presentation that you will give to the class How will I be graded?  40% - Display  40% - Written summary  20% - Presentation  Be sure that you cite all of your sources, and you DO NOT COPY AND PASTE ANY PART OF YOUR PAPER. Work that is copied, will not receive credit!
  28. 28. Create Your Own Culture Project 1st 6 Weeks Project Name______________________________________ Culture Worksheets 25pts Museum Display 25pts Required Elements 25pts Creativity 25pts Total 100pts Group grades____________________ total_________ _______ + ________ / 2= ___________ Project Grade_________________ Create Your Own Culture Project 1st 6 Weeks Project Name______________________________________ Culture Worksheets 25pts Museum Display 25pts Required Elements 25pts Creativity 25pts Total 100pts Group grades____________________ total_________ _______ + ________ / 2= ___________ Project Grade_________________ Create your own culture
  29. 29. Group member grade Name grade reason Your name____________________________________ Create your own culture Group member grade Name grade reason Your name____________________________________ Create your own culture
  30. 30. Cultural museum score sheet Culture display artifacts creativity total Group members:____________________________________ ____________________________________ Culture name: _____________________________________ Create your own culture Cultural museum score sheet Culture display artifacts creativity total Group members:____________________________________ ____________________________________ Culture name: _____________________________________
  31. 31. Create Your Own Culture The Stanford institute has stumbled across several new cultures in the Parkwood Area! These new cultures have been found with complete histories, societies and many cultural characteristics. The question now is, who are these people? As anthropologists, you have been given the task of unearthing these new societies. You will work with a team to solve this mystery and trace these cultures through their governments, economies, clothing, food, etc… Together with the Stanford institute you will present your findings at a special museum exhibit. Have fun and good luck! The culture you present must include the following aspects: -Completed Worksheet Packet - An exhibit that details all of the findings (from the worksheets) - Models of housing, clothing and currency - Three additional artifacts from the optional list - A five to ten minute presentation explaining the culture Create Your Own Culture The Stanford institute has stumbled across several new cultures in the Parkwood Area! These new cultures have been found with complete histories, societies and many cultural characteristics. The question now is, who are these people? As anthropologists, you have been given the task of unearthing these new societies. You will work with a team to solve this mystery and trace these cultures through their governments, economies, clothing, food, etc… Together with the Stanford institute you will present your findings on September 16 or 17 at a special museum exhibit. Have fun and good luck! The culture you present must include the following aspects: -Completed Worksheet Packet - An exhibit that details all of the findings (from the worksheets) - Models of housing, clothing and currency - Three additional artifacts from the optional list - A five to ten minute presentation explaining the culture
  32. 32. Create Your Own Island Project - Grade Sheet Name____________________________________ Creativity _______/20 Five Parts of a Map _________/50 Three Geographic Features ______/30 Total___________/100 Grade__________ Create Your Own Island Project - Grade Sheet Name____________________________________ Creativity _______/20 Five Parts of a Map _________/50 Three Geographic Features ______/30 Total___________/100 Grade__________ Create Your Own Island Project - Grade Sheet Name____________________________________ Creativity _______/20 Five Parts of a Map _________/50 Three Geographic Features ______/30 Total___________/100 Grade__________ Create Your Own Island Project - Grade Sheet Name____________________________________ Creativity _______/20 Five Parts of a Map _________/50 Three Geographic Features ______/30 Total___________/100 Grade__________
  33. 33. fakebook Home Profile Friends Inbox (1) Settings Log out Cynthia Winter 5 minutes ago Wall Info Photos + March 3 rd , what a great day. My new baby boy has been born! Thanks for all of your thoughts. It’s Day 156 on the trail and everyone is doing much better. I am expected to soon give birth to a lovely boy! Everyone please keep me in mind. It has been a rough day on the trail and we are lacking food. A few died last night because of the harsh weather. RIP Thomas Fillmore. You are in our thoughts. Day 146. I feel like I can’t take it any longer, I hope each of us can make it through. We always have one another and hopefully that is enough. So, I am walking with you down the trail. You are going to have a baby soon. I promise I will be right beside you through everything, I know you are worried but I promise we will make it through together! I think that I am dying I will miss you and I will see you in heaven. I am so proud of how strong you have been through this walk. Remember I am by your side. Be safe! It has been awhile since we have talked, I have had my baby and she is healthy! I hope you are getting along well and I will catch up with you soon when we reach our destination. View photos of me (34) Cynthia Winter I am 26 years old and I am walking the Oregon Trail. I am all about cooking and also supporting my friends and family along the way. Information Relationship Status: Married to James Anderson Current City: Vale, Oregon Birthday: July 6, 1821 Friends
  34. 34. Resting on the trail, it has been a long day! With- James Anderson MaryAnn Wilkinson I am finally getting use to this Fakebook! Thanks for helping me set it up. It helps to keep everything much more organized and public. See you soon! Everyone is making it just fine! Glad to see everyone is on the right track. I will try to keep you all posted as much as I can. Hopefully the rest of the trip will go just as smoothly. Finally got this set up with the help of my friends! So glad to know I have them by my side for support. We all will be just fine! fakebook Home Profile Friends Inbox (1) Settings Log out Wall Info Photos + Username: Cynthia Winter Works at Lives in From Born on Farming Oregon Trail Charleston, SC July 6th , 1821 Edit Profile Activities and Interests Interests Interest Interest Interest Basic Information
  35. 35. About You: My name is Cynthia Winter and I am loved by my family and friends. I am married to James Anderson and we are a family of three. I gave birth to a healthy boy on March 3rd and since then I have faced many challenges which has made me grow into who I am today. I don’t have a well education but I expect to learn more as I travel on. Networks: South Carolina Elementary, Charleston Church
  36. 36. Hammurabi for President!!!!!! Hammurabi (the ancient Babylonian king) has traveled through time and wants to be elected president of the United States! He has enlisted you and your team to be his chief election officials. It is up to you to help him get elected. Its just a couple of months until the primaries and Hammurabi has hired you and your team to create some magic! He has arrived in this century and wants to be in charge again, but people are worried that he is not modern enough. He needs your help to sway public opinion to get people to elect him President of the United States. Your team will research him and the types of problems that he dealt with during his ancient rule and translate that information into the skills he has to run our country today. You will become an expert in one part of his life and report that information back to your team. Each person in your group will become an expert in one aspect of Hammurabi's life. Farming Issues in Mesopotamia Crime Control in Mesopotamia Economy in Mesopotamia
  37. 37. Each group will create 3 campaign materials to assist Hammurabi in getting elected. You must create at least one campaign item from each section. Section 1 A Speech to United States televised on TV A Speech to Fortune 500 Delegates A Speech to Fraternal Order of Police A TV ad with storyboard or script Section 2 A Campaign Button A Campaign Bumper Sticker A Campaign Election Poster
  38. 38. With the signing of the American Constitution, the principles and ideas presented in that document would forever effect the citizens of the United States. A little over 220 years later, those principles and ideas still serve as the guiding force of America today. Now, we are going to take our “hats off” to this timeless document by creating a special hat that explores the theories of the Constitution! 3RD SIX WEEKS PROJECT First, using the Constitution, pick one of the amendments contained in the document. Once you have chosen an amendment, next you need to write a brief summary (3-4 paragraphs) explaining the Constitutional amendment. Your summary should tell when the amendment was added, explain what freedom or right is granted by the amendment, and discuss the affect the amendment has on American citizens. Finally, you need to create a hat that highlights your chosen amendment. Your hat should illustrate the things that were discussed in your summary. You should include symbols, pictures, etc… that explain your Constitutional amendment and shows examples of that amendment today. You may use any kind of hat that you have, or you may make a paper hat. Also, you will be asked to present your amendment and hat to the class with a 2-3 minute presentation. Have fun and good luck! Hats off to the Constitution! Amendment Summary 40 pts Hat 40 pts Presentation 20 pts Project Points Reminders:  Your written summary MUST be your own work! Copy and pasting from the internet will not receive credit.  Be sure to work out your presentation, you should not just read your paper.  Be creative and have fun with your project! Due Tuesday January 18, 2011
  39. 39. Historic Based on the skittles that you received, write down the following facts Yellow – A North Carolina Symbol Red – An Event from American History Green – A Fact About North Carolina Purple – A Person from American History Orange – A Battle from an American War
  40. 40. History Book Project “The Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi” DUE Tuesday 4/21/09 or Wednesday 4/22 You have been asked by top publishing company, Stanford Inc., to write a book detailing the life of the great Indian leader Gandhi! Your book will be broken down into chapters based on at least five key events in Gandhi’s life. You will need to have at least three to four paragraphs written for each event. Also, each event must have accompanying pictures. As you write about each event, remember to work toward answering the common question of, “how did Gandhi influence the world?” Along with individual chapters, your book must have a decorated front and back cover, a title page, and a table of contents. Be creative, have fun, and do your best!!!
  41. 41. Grading: 50%All components are present. 25%Creativity, originality, and neatness. 25%Class presentation My Migration Story What Do I Need to Do? 1. Interview parents/family members/guardians about moves your family has made. Ask them why these moves occurred and what was the attraction to the next place. Go as far back in your family’s history as you can. 2. On a poster board or in a media presentation show the above moves on a map. (Use different colors for mother’s family and father’s family). Maps may be of the world, the U.S., the state, or the county. 3.Save one part of the poster board or media presentation to display a flow chart or timeline that explains each of the moves with a sentence or two. 4. Prepare a 2-3 minute presentation and tell your story. Where are you from? How did you get to North Car- olina? These are questions that you may have asked or been asked yourself. As we have studied, many peo- ple came from all over American and the world to settle in colonial North Carolina. So how did you get to North Carolina? For your second six weeks project you are go- ing to explore that idea! For this project you are going to explore your family’s journey to North Carolina. For some the journey will be long while others may have no journey at all, but everyone has a story to tell. Due 11/5-11/6 Due 11/5-11/6 Useful website for family research: rootsweb.com This website contains collections of genealogy research. Many families are listed but not all. The Union County Public Library has free access to ancestry.com. You may use this service for two hours each day. It is an excellent resource.
  42. 42. Additional Items  Advertisement  Classified ad  Weather report  Comic Strip  Editorial article Grading Current Event # 1 20 Current Event # 2 20 Current Event # 3 20 Political Cartoon 20 Picture 10 Additional Items 10 Total 100 Weather: Today—partly cloudy with a 30% chance of rain As the Editor-N-Chief of your own newspa- per, it is up to you to deliver a quality first edition. Your goal is to capture your readers atten- tion and inform them about relevant news items from the Middle East. In creating this first edition of your newspaper, you must include three news articles from the area of the world known as the Middle East. In order to write these articles you will need to look at other newspapers, the in- ternet, television news broadcasts, news magazines, etc… Once you have found your three articles, you will need to write your own summary of the event including the who, what, when, where, why, and how. You will also need to in- clude a picture to ac- company at least one of the events. After you have created your three news articles, you must then include an original political cartoon that you have created. Finally your newspaper must include 2 additional items from the list to the left. Have fun and good luck on your first edition!!! www.cnn.com www.foxnews.com www.abcnews.com www.politicalcartoons.com Due: March 2, 2009 What Do I Need to Do? Helpful Websites Tomorrow—Sunny with a high of 70 Newspaper Project
  43. 43. Your Task: You need to review the list of possible categories and through your research, you should be able to pick one of the ancient kings or queens to give one of the awards to. Step 1 - Decide what award you would like to give and to whom you would like to give it. Do some research and decide what king or queen you are going to select and for what award. Step 2 - Write a speech in which you describe the life and achievements of the king or queen you have selected. You will also need to include the title of your award and why this Pharaoh or Pharisee deserves this ward. Your speech should be at least two paragraphs. The first describing the life of your chosen person and the second describing your award and the reason for giving it. Step 3 - Finally you should create an award statue out of whatever materials you have. The Only requirements are that the stat- ue has to be related to the award and include the name of the award and the person receiving it. For hundreds of years Ancient Egypt was ruled by Kings and Queens call Pharaohs and Pharisees. The- se men and women ruled over one of the largest em- pires in all of the ancient world. Some of them proved to be ex- emplary rulers while others proved to be not so great rulers. As part of the annual Ancient Egyptian Oscar Gala committee, it is up to you to select who should receive this year’s awards. Possible Awards Best Pharaoh or Pharisee in a Leading Role Had the best leadership skills and ability Best Pharaoh or Pharisee in a Supporting Role Did the most for his or her people Best Director The Best Pharaoh or Pharisee Best Breakthrough Performance Changed Egypt the most Best Original Performance The most unique leader Bloodiest Performance Fought/Killed/Conquered the most Bravest Performance Took the biggest risk as a leader Most Powerful Performance The strongest leader Wealthiest Performance The wealthiest leader Poorest Performance The worst Pharaoh or Pharisee And the Oscar Goes to… 3rd Six Weeks Project Due 1/6 - 1/7
  44. 44. Egyptian Pharaoh Award Name: ______________________________ Organization 25pts Accuracy of Information 25pts Award Justification 25pts Statue 25pts Total 100pts Comments:
  45. 45. 6th Six Weeks Project A Tater in Time Project From 1900 to 2010, America has gone through many changes to get to the modern America that we know today. With each passing decade, America has witnessed changing cultures, attitudes and ideas that make up the American spirit. Through the use of research, creativity, a little bit of ingenuity and your favorite type of potato, you are going to tell the story of one of the decades that have shaped American history. Here is what you need to do: 1. Once you have been assigned a decade, you must first do some research the in order to gain a sense of what it was like to live in America during that time period. Each project should include information on the following: Fashion/Clothing/Hairstyles (men and women) Music Entertainment/Recreation/Leisure Politics Economy Inventions, technology 2. After researching the decade, you will need to determine the format for your project. You may choose to write a 1-2 page paper outlining your research, or you make a PowerPoint or Video that presents your research. 3. Finally, once you have completed the other steps, you are going to create a “potato person” to accompany your research. Your potato should have hair and clothing that match your decade. 4. You will present your project and potato to the class in a 1-2 minute presentation. Good Luck and Have Fun! 1950’s 1960’s 1970’s 1940’s 1980’s 1990’s 2000’s
  46. 46. Name__________________________ Class______________ Write a Storyboard… You have been hired by Steven Spielberg to transcribe the non-fiction story of religious development into a cartoon feature film. Create a storyboard for presentation to Mr. Spielberg at the first developmental meeting. On this page, draft your storyboard…Your story must include the historical development of Islam, Judaism, or Christianity from your textbook ________________________ ______________________ _____________________ ________________________ ______________________ _____________________ ________________________ ______________________ _____________________ ________________________ ______________________ _____________________ ________________________ ______________________ _____________________ ________________________ ______________________ _____________________
  47. 47. Woosh Book Instructions Step 1 Fold the paper in half like a “hotdog” Step 2 Open the paper back up – fold it in half like a “hamburger” Step 3 With the fold at the top and the “flaps” at the bottom cut or tear the paper about half way down the center
  48. 48. Step 4 Open the paper all the way back up so that the cut or tear is in the center of the paper. Step 5 Fold the paper again along the original “hotdog” fold so that the tear is along the top Step 6 Hold paper at both ends and push towards the center
  49. 49. Step 7 Fold flaps over to create the book

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