Projects Page

With many units we will enhance our learning with in depth projects. 

These projects will be discussed in class and the directions will be posted here.



8th grade---

Test Part 2---50 points

  1. How does the information in this chapter still affect you today? (This should be one paragraph---20 points)

2. What are the two most meaningful or interesting things you learned in this chapter AND why? (This should be written as two separate paragraphs---15 points each)

When complete, you should have three paragraphs.

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6th grade

Ancient Civilization Research

 

 

(name of civilization)

 

History----

  • When and where did they live?  Why/how did they chose this area?
  • Geography of area---what landforms were around the area?  (mountains, desert, rivers, lakes, etc)
  • Capital of the civilization
  • Who was the ruler?  How was the ruler chosen?  What kind of lifestyle did the ruler have?
  • How large was this civilization?  How did it grow?
  • What became of this ancient civilization?

 

Culture----

  • Society—was this civilization divided into social classes?  What were they/who was in which class/how was it divided?
  • What was the largest class?
  • What was the smallest class?
  • Daily life---what was it like?
    • Food---did they hunt? Gather? Farm?  What kind of foods/meats did they eat?
    • Clothing---what did they wear?  Did clothing reflect a social class? 
    • Gender roles---what were the roles of men?  Women?  Children?  Elderly?

 

 

Religion/Warfare---

  • What role did religion play in this civilization?
  • Temples---what were they used for then?  What are they used for now?  What are some of the best known? 
  • Was this a civilization of warriors?  Did they conquer others?  What types of weapons did they use?  How were they made? 
  • Did this civilization use human sacrifices?  Why?   How?  Where? 
  • Sports/games

 

Education---

  • Did this civilization have a school system?  What was it like?
  • What kind of writing system did they use?
  • How did they communicate with others?

 

In Conclusion---  How does this civilization connect with the modern society of the area?


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  8th grade


Civil War and Gone With the Wind Projects Written

 

  1. Weapons of the Civil War—2 people (alone or together)

Must include both the North and South. Must include a variety of weapons. Google slides-20 minimum, prezi or movie.  You should be able to talk to us about the info rather than read from your slides. Title page & sources page do not count

 

  1. Uniforms of the Civil War----- 2 people (alone or together)

Must include both the North and South.  Must include a variety of uniforms. Google slides -20 minimum, prezi or movie.  You should be able to talk to us about the info rather than read from your slides.  Title page & sources page do not count

 

  1. Music and Instruments of the Civil War----- 2 people (alone or together)

Must include samples of music or sing to us.  Include instruments of this period. Give a brief explanation of who used the songs and why.  Include songs from the slaves.    Google slides-20 slide minimum, prezi or movie.  Title page & sources page do not count

 

  1. Andersonville--Civil War Prison----- 2 people (alone or together)

Must include: Henry Wirz, the dead line, conditions at the camp, number of prisoners held and died, a map of the prison, size and photos, the Raiders and the Regulators. Google slides -20 slide minimum, prezi or movie.  You should be able to talk to us about the info rather than read from your slides. Title page & sources page do not count

 

      5.  Civil War Medicine---2 people (alone or together)

Give details of procedures used in hospitals and in the field. Discuss the lack of hygiene.  Google slides-20 slide minimum, prezi or movie. Title page & sources page do not count

 

      6.  Women of the Civil War---2 people (alone or together)

Chose 4 women who played a role in the war and compose a presentation discussing and detailing what role they played in the war.  Must include: one African American, one spy, two of your choosing. Google slides 20 slide minimum (5 per woman), prezi or movie. Title page & sources page do not count

 

  1.  Play your own music----1-4 people (alone or together)

If you can play an instrument---choose two songs from the Civil War Era and perform them for us. You must give some background information on the songs.

 

  1. Serious Artists Only--- 2 people ALONE

Draw a scene from the movie or a depiction of the Civil War. Poster board size—full color.  You must give a brief report about the picture; include the original picture

 

  1.  Gone With The Wind Poem and Civil War Poetry---- 2 people ALONE

Part 1---Compose a poem about the movie---20 lines minimum---use names and situations from the movie. Part 2---Research Civil War poetry---select two poems 10-15 lines long, make sure you include the poet. Poems should be about some aspect of the Civil War: slavery, war, soldier etc.  Poems must be handwritten, not printed from the Internet.

 

  1. Gone With The Wind Song--- 2 people TOGETHER

Compose a song about the movie--- you may use music that is already written.  Use names and situations from the movie.  (Must have music accompaniment.)

 

Acting

You will choose a scene from the movie with the same number of people as the group you have chosen.  You will memorize the scene and act it out for the class. I will have copies of the book and movie available to use.

The rubric below informs you of the expectations and criteria for this project.

 

[[PASTING TABLES IS NOT SUPPORTED]]

 

 

  1. One girl--- 1 group

 

  1. One girl & one boy--- 2 groups

 

  1. Two girls--- 2 groups

 

  1. Three people--- 2 groups---may be three girls/boys, two girls/one boy, two boys/one girl

 

  1. Four people--- 2 groups—may be four girls/boys, two of each, 3 girls/one boy, 3 boys/one girl