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					     American Revolution Storybook                       Here is a breakdown of the types of pages that
                                                         you will need (1-page for each category):
Congratulations! You and your partner have been
selected as co-authors of a children’s book for third-   1. Title Page: Name of your book, the authors’
graders! Using your Notebooks (filled with detailed      names, class period.
facts), your textbook (pg. 24-25, 183-187), and          2. Influences from Greece, Rome, Judeo-Christian
outside resources (books, internet) you are going to     values – ideas about government, individuals, etc.
create a Storybook about the American Revolution.        3. Influences from the Enlightenment - ideas about
                                                         government, individuals, etc.
Be as creative as you want! Use pictures, decorations,   4. Background of the Revolution: Location
ribbon, buttons, markers, computers, colored pencils,    (continents, countries), People/Places involved,
crayons, drawings, pop-ups, etc. However, you must       5. Relationship between England and the colonies –
also be sure to include the important facts about the    Describe their interaction. Did they get along? What
revolution so that the eager third-graders will learn    was their relationship like?
from your book! Have fun with it!                        6. Causes of the Revolution/Description of the
                                                         problem: Why do people want a revolution?
Instructions:                                            7. Breakout and Battles!: Important battles, key
* The book must be a total of TEN (10) pages.            facts about the war.
* Each page MUST consist of an illustration and a        8. Impact: Who won/lost? What happened next?
5-sentence description.                                  Did things change or stay the same? What was the
* Please keep the pages in their correct chronological   significance of this revolution?
order. You must also NUMBER the pages.                   9. Constitution: What is the Constitution? Why was
                                                         it created? What does it include?
                                                         10. Authors’ Page: Picture of both authors. Each
* This Project is worth 130 Points!! (there will be      author must write a 3-sentence biography describing
an additional 20 point partner evaluation)               themselves, likes, goals.
* Due Date: __________________
                                               The Secret to Success… PLANNING AHEAD!
My Partner is: ________________________                                His/Her Phone number: ______________________________
Project Due Date: _____________________                                His/Her Email address: ______________________________
Timeline of Work:
   1. Sketch: Plan out a rough idea of how you want your storybook to look, say, and feel. Are you planning to use any particular theme?
       Do you need to get art supplies? If so, what and when? What additional research would be helpful?
   2. Map out your game plan: Allow yourself plenty of time before the due date to review to put finishing touches on your project.
       Below, work with your partner to plan out the next two weeks.
   3. Be sure to talk about the following:
        For each day/night, which part are you working on?                    When are you planning to meet together?
        Which part is your partner working on?                                What materials do you need? When will you get them?
        Do you have any particular skills that will help with this            Fill in homework from any other classes that may
          project?                                                                conflict with your time commitment to this project.

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                                                                                                                                  Rubric Score:____/65
Names: ___________________________, ___________________________ Period: _____ Date: ____/_____/____                               Scale         x 2
                                                      American Revolution Storybook Rubric                                        Total:     _____/130

                                                                                                                                   Self   Peer    Teacher
   Category             5                       4                       3                      2                     1
                                                                                                                                  Score   Score    Score
                 Effective use       Some use of color,        Minimal creativity.    Lacking or very       Missing drawings
 CREATIVITY      of color, design,   design, decorations       Sparse use of color    little creativity.    and/or
                 decorations.                                  or decoration.                               decorations.
                 Correct use of      Generally correct use     Fairly Significant     Incorrect spelling,   Significantly
                 information,        of information. A         instances of           inaccurate            distracting
 ACCURACY/       logical             few spelling errors or    incorrect spelling     information.          spelling and
 SPELLING        placement in        inaccurate                and inaccurate                               factual errors.
                 book, Correct       information.              information.
                 spelling.
                 Organized,          Good organization,        Some organization,     Lacking               No obvious
                 Complete, Good      good use of info.         Some pages may be      organization.         effort. Book is
 EFFORT          use of info. &      Lacking outside           out of order. Many     Many incomplete       unorganized and
                 outside sources,    sources, a few            incomplete entries.    entries.              incomplete.
                 Obvious effort      incomplete entries.
                 Complete with       Incomplete. May be        Incomplete.            Incomplete or         Incomplete,
                 name of book,       missing title, authors’   Missing 2 or more      illegible. Possibly   illegible, unclear,
 1. Title Page
                 authors, and        names, or period.         categories.            incorrect.            and/or incorrect
                 period.
                 Effective/          Fairly effective use      Possibly incomplete.   Incomplete.           Incomplete.
 2. Influences   accurate info,      of information. May       Missing key facts      Missing significant   Lacking key facts,
 from Greece,    concise             be missing a few key      and connections.       number of key         illustration.
 Rome, Judeo-    summary.            facts and                 Possibly too short     facts. Too short      Inaccurate/
 Christianity                        summarization.            or too long. May       or too long. No       irrelevant info.
                                                               lack illustration.     illustration.
                 Effective/          Fairly effective use      Possibly incomplete.   Incomplete.           Incomplete.
                 accurate info,      of information. May       Missing key facts &    Missing many key      Lacking key facts,
 3. Influences
                 concise             be missing a few key      connections.           facts. Too short      illustration.
 from the
                 summary.            facts and                 Possibly too           or too long. No       Inaccurate/
 Enlightenment
                                     summarization.            short/long. May        illustration.         irrelevant info.
                                                               lack illustration.
                                                                                                                         Self   Peer    Teacher
 Category             5                     4                       3                    2                  1
                                                                                                                        Score   Score    Score
               Effective/         Fairly effective use    Possibly incomplete.    Incomplete.        Incomplete.
               accurate info,     of information. May     Missing key facts &     Missing many key   Lacks key facts,
4.
               concise summary.   be missing a few key    connections. Possibly   facts. Too short   illustration.
Background
                                  facts and               too short/long. May     or too long. No    Inaccurate/
                                  summarization.          lack illustration.      illustration.      irrelevant info.
5.             Effective/         Fairly effective use    Possibly incomplete.    Incomplete.        Incomplete.
Relationship   accurate info,     of information. May     Missing key facts &     Missing many key   Lacks key facts,
between        concise summary.   be missing a few key    connections. Possibly   facts. Too short   illustration.
England &                         facts and               too short/long. May     or too long. No    Inaccurate/
colonies                          summarization.          lack illustration.      illustration.      irrelevant info.
               Effective/         Fairly effective use    Possibly incomplete.    Incomplete.        Incomplete.
6. Causes,     accurate info,     of information. May     Missing key facts &     Missing many key   Lacks key facts,
Description    concise summary.   be missing a few key    connections. Possibly   facts. Too short   illustration.
of Problem                        facts and               too short/long. May     or too long. No    Inaccurate/
                                  summarization.          lack illustration.      illustration.      irrelevant info.
               Effective/         Fairly effective use    Possibly incomplete.    Incomplete.        Incomplete.
               accurate info,     of information. May     Missing key facts &     Missing many key   Lacks key facts,
7. Breakout
               concise summary.   be missing a few key    connections. Possibly   facts. Too short   illustration.
and Battles
                                  facts and               too short/long. May     or too long. No    Inaccurate/
                                  summarization.          lack illustration.      illustration.      irrelevant info.
               Effective/         Fairly effective use    Possibly incomplete.    Incomplete.        Incomplete.
               accurate info,     of information. May     Missing key facts &     Missing many key   Lacks key facts,
8. Impact      concise summary.   be missing a few key    connections. Possibly   facts. Too short   illustration.
                                  facts and               too short/long. May     or too long. No    Inaccurate/
                                  summarization.          lack illustration.      illustration.      irrelevant info.
               Effective/         Fairly effective use    Possibly incomplete.    Incomplete.        Incomplete.
               accurate info,     of information. May     Missing key facts &     Missing many key   Lacks key facts,
9.
               concise summary.   be missing a few key    connections. Possibly   facts. Too short   illustration.
Constitution
                                  facts and               too short/long. May     or too long. No    Inaccurate/
                                  summarization.          lack illustration.      illustration.      irrelevant info.
               Picture and 3-     Picture included, but   Missing one             Missing one        Includes
10. Authors’   sentence           biographies are too     biography OR            biography AND a    picture(s), but
Page           biography for      short.                  picture.                picture.           missing both
               BOTH authors.                                                                         biographies.