This project focuses on is the idea of change. This broad theme gives students the opportunity to select a topic of great personal interest, one that will motivate them to research and present. Completed projects MUST show how their topic has changed from its inception to the present what them have learned. For example, you could choose to show how the telephone evolved into the cell phone and VOIP; or how popular women’s fashions have changed since the 1920s; or how fast food became a billion dollar-a-year industry. Please conduct preliminary research to ensure that there is sufficient information on the topic.
Who or what is responsible for its inception? Where and when did it begin? How did it change? Describe at least 10 events or stages of change including its present form/state?
You must use a minimum of Five (5) sources, which can include electronic, printed, and/or media including documentaries. Two (2) of those sources must be printed book, magazine, and/or newspaper. For this project, information obtained from online archives that originated in print does not qualify as a printed source.
A good research paper will thoroughly and accurately answer the
essential questions with ample supporting details. Complete papers include:
a title page,
a 1 page outline,
an interesting introduction with a thesis statement,
_____ - _____ body paragraphs,
and a properly formatted bibliography page.
All research papers will be scanned to detect any plagiarism. Plagiarism will result in an after school detention
as well as the immediate failure of the research paper portion of the Learning
Fair in both Language Arts and Social Studies.
A successful backboard will answer each of the essential questions using visuals as well as written descriptions. During class, you will have opportunities to plan and possibly design many of the backboard’s elements, however, the majority of its creation and assembly will need to be finished at home.
COMPUTER GENERATED IMAGES ARE ALLOWED
Exhibit (Extra Credit)
The model is extra credit. If you choose to complete the model, it must show how the topic changed over time and include written or typed descriptions for each included piece. To earn full credit, the model must be of exceptional quality and creativity, have a detailed accurate description, with no manufactured elements, meaning that you must construct all visual elements. However, you may include store bought items in your created display. For example, a student cannot use matchbox cars, but they could use store bought plastic wheels in the construction of a car. Store-bought model kits may be used with the teacher’s approval.