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Instructions

American Revolution Project

You and a partner will pick one aspect the American Revolution.  Your job is to gather information about that topic and present a lesson to the class with your partner.

Content:

Questions to make sure you answer.  Make sure to answer all the questions that apply to your person/event:

  1. When did he/she live? OR When did the event take place?

  2. Where did he/she live? OR Where did the event take place?

  3. What did he/she do?  OR What happened at the event? (Be specific: give a brief description of his/her life, address his/her failures and/or accomplishments, titles, jobs, etc.)

  4. Why is he/she/the event so important? (Give a summary of why your Patriot or event should be remembered.)

Format

You can present your information however you choose (PowerPoint, skit/play, song/poem, something creative, etc.)

Your presentation should be 7-10 minutes.  No more than 10 minutes!!

Your lesson must include:

  1. Lesson (teach the students about your topic on the American Revolution, being sure to answer the content questions above.  *Hint: creating notes (or something for the class to do) is a good way to keep your audience’s attention

    2. Review (review the content you taught them→hint: review games are fun!)

Rubric

RUBRIC




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2


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5


When living/where lived



Not mentioned in presentation




Only addressed either when living or where living


Fully addressed when and where person was living


About their life (accomplishments/jobs)


Not mentioned in presentation


Barely mentioned accomplishments, jobs and titles


Mentioned some accomplishments, jobs and titles


Clearly presented many accomplishments, titles and jobs


Summary of why important


Not mentioned in presentation


Short summary with little detail


Some detail included in summary


Provided a good deal of detail in summary


Quality of presentation


Presentation lacked any creativity


Short presentation that lacked creativity


Good presentation with some creativity

Great presentation with lots of creativity and captured audience


Review of lesson


No review in presentation


Small review with little creativity


Some review with limited creativity


Creative class review at end of presentation


Teamwork


No teamwork was observed


Little teamwork utilized with many reminders to stay on task


Good teamwork utilized with little reminders to stay on task


Great teamwork utilized throughout all parts of project