Sunday, July 7, 2013
Project # 14
The Face of History
Duration: 4-6 hours
Subject: Social Studies
Students will learn about local history, using technology and creativity. Students are to use the internet to research local historical sites. The students should focus on the Civil Rights Movement and the Civil War. After the students finish researching they will visit the historical sites and take pictures of the sites they visit. Students will visit and take pictures of at least four historical sites, and then students will put the pictures into a PowerPoint presentation made in Google docs. After the students PowerPoint presentations are finished they will present the presentation to the class, then they will upload their presentation to their blog.
What are the historical significances of the locations around the students?
SS(10) United States History to 1877
• 10. Describe how the course, character, and effects of the Civil War influenced the United States
SS(11) United States History from 1877 to the present
• 2. Describe social and political origins, accomplishments, and limitations of progressivism. • 12. Trace events of the Modern Civil Rights Movement from past-World War II to 1970 that resulted in social and economic changes, including the Montgomery bus boycott, the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School, the march on Washington, and the Freedom Rides.
• Understand the causes of the Civil War • Understand the course and characters of the Civil War and its effects on the American people
• Understand the struggle for racial and gender equality and the extension of Civil liberties
21st century competencies to be taught and assessed
• Communication (Oral Presentation) • Critical thinking • Creativity and innovation
Teachers will talk about local history and also show video of mobile’s history.
• Journal/ learning log • Blog post • Rough Drafts • Notes • Check list
• Written products with rubric • Oral presentation with rubric • Peer evaluation
• Digital camera or any device that can take pictures. For example smart phones or tablets • Computers • Individual and class blog page
• Blog post • Whole class discussion • Group discussion
• Some students might need help with research or PowerPoint. If students have problems with research then peer tutoring is an option. Students who finish early can help students who need help. Teachers should also have after school tutorial available for those students who need it.
• Many students might choose the same historical sites. Teachers should encourage students to find sites that most of their classmates might over look.
Teacher will introduce videos and lecture on local areas. Teachers will have a class discussion and point out key dates, facts, and people. The teacher will then give the project instructions and go over them with the class.
Teacher will give students five days to gather photos and visit locations. The pictures and locations are to be taken and visited outside of class.
Students will have two days in the computer lab to create PowerPoint in Google docs. Students will then upload to their blog page.
Students will present PowerPoint to the class. Each students Presentation should take no longer than 3 minutes.