Mrs. Lane's History Class

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9 Weeks Project

Let’s break it down

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.

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


2nd Step: Make sure your current event will compare to something we covered in our history class THIS nine weeks. (Hint: Most of them will, as history repeats itself time and again.) https://www.mrslanesclass.com/9-weeks-project


3rd Step: Use the 5 W chart Mrs. Lane provided you to break your article down into a summary. Remember, the “what” and the “why” will be the longest part of your summary.

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


4th Step: Write a story about your historical event using “I” like you are in the event as it happens or creating character names. Whichever you decide to use for characters, make sure that the event they are in is true. 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.


5th Step: Write a paragraph comparing and contrasting your current event to your historical event. You should have at least 3 comparisons and 3 differences. 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.


6th Step: Make a chart or a graph showing your comparisons and differences. This should be a visual summary of step 5.


7th Step: Pick one decision made by someone in your current event.

  • Tell us the decision
  • Do you agree with it?
  • Why or why not?

8th Step: Pick one decision made by someone in your historical event.

  • Tell us the decision
  • Do you agree with it?
  • Why or why not?

9th Step: Cite your sources in APA format using the Cite Me app.  


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

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