This project focuses on life and contributions of a historic person. For this project choose a person from the appropriate historical period (assigned by your teacher). Research the person focusing on the essential questions
Describe briefly the person’s biography. What important things did the person do? Describe at least 10 important events in the person’s life
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 (in some way) show an important aspect of this person’s biography and/or life’s work. 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 the 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. Artifacts are acceptable. Store-bought model kits may be used with the teacher’s approval.