Famous American Research Project
From Mrs. Pancham's Desk: February 2016
What is this Project?
Famous Americans who have contributed to our nation's history can provide children with important role models for leadership, courage, and idealism. The students will read and understand biographies and autobiographies. The students will use a variety of print and internet resources to research a Famous American. They will write and produce a final project and some type of visual presentation. This unit will take approximately 2-3 weeks to complete. Students will have time within the school day to work, and some outside time may be necessary.
Important Due Dates
Timeline of the Project
1. Select a Famous American due Fri., Feb. 5th, 2016
2. Complete Research organizer due Fri., Feb. 12th, 2016
3. Complete 4 paragraph paper due on Wed., Feb. 17th, 2016
4. Complete bibliography due on Wed., Feb. 17th, 2016
5. Create visual presentation due on Mon., Feb., 22nd, 2016
6. In-class Presentation during the week of Feb., 22nd, 2016
What do I Need to do to Help my Child?
How to help?
Also, your child has chosen in what way they would like to visually present their Famous American. They could choose from A Google Slideshow, Poster Display, Famous American Person Report, or Cube Display. They should only pick one! Your child will need some help getting supplies and putting the final touches on their presentation. Some students may need access to the internet to get pictures, type, or print off other resources.
Please have your child practice their presentation a couple of times, remind them of their due dates, and review the rubric to make sure everything has been included.
Lastly, students are encouraged to dress up as their person on the day of their presentation, but that is not an EXPECTATION! They DO NOT HAVE TO DO THIS!
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding this assignment, please feel free to contact me. I will be more than happy to provide clarification. Students will be given a rubric for this assignment and the date of their presentation.