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    National Symbol Presentation

    Standard: HSS 3.4.3  Know the histories of important local and national landmarks, symbols, and essential documents that create a sense of community among citizens and exemplify cherished ideals.

    Project Due: Monday, September 11, 2017 students #1-15

                     Tuesday, September 12, 2017 students #16-30

    Symbol topic due to teacher: No later than Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    (or one will be assigned to you) 

    *FIVE STUDENTS PER SYMBOL (NO AMERICAN FLAG) WILL BE APPROVED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.  GET YOUR SLIPS SIGNED AND TURNED IN ASAP!

     

    Oral Presentation:  Your presentation will be on one national symbol or landmark.  It should include:   

    * physical description- location, size, what it’s made of, details about its construction, etc.

    * historical description-when it was built or discovered and by whom, why it was erected, how it became designated as a national monument, important people involved, etc.

    *Significance-what does it represent or stand for, why is it important to Americans, etc.

     

    Reading:  You may use your Social Studies textbook, reference books, and/or internet to read about and research your symbol.  You should use the note card organizer handed out to bullet information that will help you write your Informal Outline Plan.

     

    Visual:  You will need to make a model of the National Symbol for your presentation.    Suggested materials to use, but not limited to, are popsicle sticks, salt dough, clay, sugar cubes, paper-mache, foam, etc.  Your model should be no larger than 15 inches in length and 15 inches in width.  It may be as tall as you’d like.  You will be graded on the creative use of materials, neatness, and how well your model represents the National Symbol.  *No store bought models of any kind will be accepted. A model is a 3-D representation that sits on a shelf and is not a poster or something similar.

    You will need to be able to use the model during your presentation to help you describe and explain the facts about your national symbol.

     

    Writing:  You will need to complete a writing packet with a Note Card Organizer and Informal Outline Plan (IOP).  You must include information for each of the three sections above.  You should use CUPS to edit your plan (IOP) and it should not include any “dead words” like cool, so, nice, good, pretty, etc.  *DO NOT GLUE WRITTEN WORK TO YOUR VISUAL.    

    (If you lose your copy of materials handed out, check under Oral Language on teacher site.) 

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    I have read the above project guidelines with my child.  I am aware of the presentation, visual, and writing requirements. Also, I am aware the project is due on: Mon. (9/11/17) S# 1-15 and                  Tues. (9/12/17) S#16-30.  Additionally, I am aware that late projects will have points deducted.

     

    I would like to request ____________________________________ for my National Symbol.

    *This is a request.  DO NOT BEGIN RESEARCH UNTIL YOU RECEIVE MY APPROVAL.

     

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