Mrs. Lane's History Class

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9 Weeks Project

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1st Step: Use one of the news sites on Mrs. Lane’s website to find a current event. IT MUST COME FROM ONE OF THE SITES I PROVIDED YOU. (Rem: A current event is an important topic or problem happening today that can be used for debate or discussion.) Put the link for the article and the date you first accessed it on your “Notes” page in your corresponding 9 weeks project folder in Google Drive.”

http://www.mrslanesclass.com/suggested-news-sites


2nd Step: Using the “Concepts” tab under “9 Weeks Project” tab on my website, find AT LEAST 3 concepts that the article covers. Type these on your “Notes” page in your corresponding 9 weeks project folder in Google Drive. You will come back to these for step 4. (THE MORE CONCEPTS YOU CHOSE, THE EASIER IT WILL BE TO FIND AN HISTORICAL EVENT TO COMPARE.)

http://www.mrslanesclass.com/9-weeks-project


3rd Step: Use the 5 W chart on Mrs. Lane’s website to break your article down into a summary. Remember, the “what” and the “why” will be the longest part of your summary. This should be a thorough account of what your article is about.

http://www.mrslanesclass.com/5-w-s-graphic-organizer


4th Step: Using 3 of the concepts you put on your “Notes” page in your 9 weeks project folder, chose a topic under “This 9 Weeks’ Topics” tab that include those concepts. Highlight the concepts you used. You will write a story about your historical event as though you are living during the time period. You can easily do this using “I,” or you may use character names and describe the event as though they are living the event. For example: I was jammed under the deck with many of my old neighbors and friends as we were shipped off for the New World to become slaves. I can’t believe we were captured by our enemy and sold into slavery! (Middle Passage). YOUR NARRATIVE MUST HAVE AT LEAST 3 TRUE FACTS FROM THE HISTORICAL EVENT IN IT. Put the link for any website you use for your historical event and the date you first accessed it on your “Notes” page in your 9 weeks project folder.


5th Step: Find a primary source that goes with the historical event you are using. You will use a line or more as a quote to go with your historical narrative. In order to do this, you must research documents that correspond with the event and decide which is most relevant to your narrative. Put the link for the document and the date you first accessed it on your “Notes” page in your 9 weeks project folder.


6th Step: Break down the literal meaning of your primary source quote and explain how BOTH the quote and the document affected your historical event.


7th Step: Skip the slide that says Compare/Contrast Summary and go to the slide that says Compare/Contrast Chart. Make a chart or a graph showing your comparisons and differences. The 3 concepts you chose that go with both of your events are the compares. The differences are how each event is different in those concepts. You must have 3 compares and 3 differences.


8th Step: Go back to the slide titled Compare/Contrast Summary. Using the 3 compares and 3 contrasts from your chart, write a paragraph explaining them. Each one should have an elaboration or supporting detail about it. In other words, this is not just a list, it is an explanation of the comparisons and an explanation of the differences. THIS STEP MUST INCLUDE HISTORICAL VS. CURRENT THOUGHT PROCESSES e.g. why was it different in the historical point of view (historical side) vs. the current point of view (how we think now because of past events).


9th Step: Pick one decision made by someone in your current event.

  • Tell us the decision
  • Do you agree with it?
  • Why or why not? Be sure to include why you feel that way with elaboration linking to current points of view.

10th Step: Pick one decision made by someone in your historical event.

  • Tell us the decision
  • Do you agree with it?
  • Why or why not? Be sure to include why you feel that way with elaboration linking to historical points of view. Why in this time period would someone make the decision they did?  It should be evident that you understand the decision based on events that led up to the one used in your historical narrative. (cause and effect)

11th Step: Sources. You will site your source with a true “Works Cited” format. It will be in APA format. Use the website I have provided you to put your information in so that this is done correctly.

Finally, you should review your work for mistakes and to make sure you have all components.  You should have no less than 2 sources (current event and primary source).  

http://www.mrslanesclass.com/scoring-rubric


Finally, you should review your work for mistakes and to make sure you have all components.

Project Rubric