Confederation – Life in 1860s Project by dfhercbml

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									                        Confederation – Life in 1800’s Project

Overview

In this independent research project you will present one aspect of how people
lived in British North America during the 1800’s. You may choose to work in
groups of two or by yourself.

Research will be done first using the library’s in the classroom materials to get a
general scope of the topic chosen – the Internet is not allowed as a research tool
at school until you have a good idea of what you are looking for. Once some
general ideas have been generated, you will be allowed to use the Internet as a
research tool – using links provided by Mr.Brooks and by using www.google.ca
as your primary search engine.

You will use either PowerPoint or PhotoStory to present their information. With
either presentation, a plan must be developed first before development can
begin.

All resources must be sited and all research notes must be done by hand and in
point form.

Milestones in Project

      Brainstorm Topic
      Complete Proposal for Approval by Teacher
      Brainstorm Questions for Topic
      Organize Your Questions into Big and Little Questions
      Conduct Research Using Library Resources Creating Fragment Notes
      Conduct Research Using Internet Resources Creating Fragment Notes
      Create Storyboard – Create Text Notes
      Collect Images from Web
      Create PhotoStory
      Include Text & Narration
      Presentation of Final Product
                                     PhotoStory : The 1800's


  CATEGORY                    4                       3                         2                         1
Images            Images create a distinct Images create an        An attempt was made Little or no attempt to
                  atmosphere or tone that atmosphere or tone to use images to create use images to create an
                  matches different parts that matches some an atmosphere/tone          appropriate
                  of the story. The images parts of the story. The but it needed more   atmosphere/tone.
                  clearly communicate the images communicate work. Image choice is
                  main ideas of your topic. the main ideas of      logical but does not
                                            your topic.            best represent your
                                                                   topic.



Soundtrack -      Music stirs a rich        Music stirs a rich       Music is ok, and not     Music is distracting,
Emotion           emotional response that   emotional response       distracting, but it does inappropriate, OR was
                  matches the story line    that somewhat            not add much to the      not used.
                  well.                     matches the story        story.
                                            line.

Point of View -   Establishes a purpose     Establishes a        There are a few lapses It is difficult to figure out
Purpose           early on and maintains    purpose early on and in focus, but the        the purpose of the
                  a clear focus             maintains focus for  purpose is fairly clear. presentation.
                  throughout.               most of the
                                            presentation.

Content           Content shows a good      Content shows an         Content shows some        Content shows a little or
                  understanding of topic.   understanding of         understanding of topic.   no understanding of
                  Chosen text or audio      topic. Chosen text or    Chosen text or audio      topic. Chosen text or
                  over gives audience a     audio over gives         over gives audience       audio fails to give
                  clear understanding of    audience an              some understanding of     audience a clear
                  topic area.               understanding of         topic area.               understanding of topic
                                            topic area.                                        area.

Grammar           Grammar and usage         Grammar and usage        Grammar and usage         Repeated errors in
                  were correct (for the     were typically correct   were typically correct    grammar and usage
                  dialect chosen) and       (for the dialect         but errors detracted      distracted greatly from
                  contributed to clarity,   chosen) and errors       from story.               the story.
                  style and character       did not detract from
                  development.              the story.


Duration of       Length of presentation    Length of                Length of presentation Presentation was less
Presentation      was 4 minutes.            presentation was 3       was 2 minutes.         than 1 minute long OR
                                            minutes.                                        more than 5 minutes.
                                 Topic Web Organizer

   Put your topic in the circle. (for example: Cholera)
   On each line brainstorm a question you would like to find out about your topic. (For example:
    What caused Cholera to break out? What were the effects of Cholera? What effect did the
    disease have on Montreal?)
   In point form list answers/information regarding each question that you already know – you
    might not know something about every question you are asking.
   Use this to plan your research.
                   Organize Your “Big Ideas”
Big Questions
Little Questions
Internet Research Template
                                    Research Notes

Question:
Your Notes:




Reference Source (Book - Title, Author) (Web Site - URL, Author, Date Visited)


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Reference Source (Book - Title, Author) (Web Site - URL, Author, Date Visited)
Storyboard Plan
Topic: ___________________
Each photo should represent at least one researched fact that answers one of the
questions posed in your planning. No “meaningless” photos are permitted – a loss of
half a grade will be imposed for each (i.e. A     A-).

Frame #                                         Frame #

Photograph Description:                         Photograph Description:


Text:                                           Text:




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