ESSAY ASSIGNMENTS








Chapter 6 Project
Podcast
Imagine that you are an American war correspondent in Paris, working for a U.S. radio network.
#1 Write the script for a radio news broadcast telling Americans about
  1. the results of WWI,
  2. the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, and
  3. the role of the League of Nations.
  4. At the end, predict how you think the Senate will react to the treaty.

#2 RECORD your news broadcast/podcast
  1. minimum of 2 minutes (plan accordingly)
  2. give radio call sign (four random letters starting with a "W" and your name reporting from Paris, France
  3. your podcast is current (assume it is 28 June 1919 and the treaty has just been signed)
  4. no images are necessary
  5. upload completed podcast in MP3 format onto your wiki
  6. (there is a 20MB file limit)

Working with a partner - you may work with a partner or partners for a more discussion style radio-cast however for each additional person you have with your project you must add 2 additional minutes (2 people = 4 minutes / 3 people = 6 minutes)

DUE DATE IS February 4, 2011








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Use of Library of Congress Images



When material form the Library’s collections is reproduced in a publication or website or otherwise distributed, the Library requests the courtesy of a credit line.

Ideally, the credit will include

reference to Library of Congress, and
the specific collection which includes the image, and
the image reproduction number (negative, transparency, or digital id number).
Such a credit furthers scholarship by helping researchers locate material and acknowledges the contribution made by the Library of Congress.

Example:
Wright Brothers collection, Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress, LC-ppmsca-04598.

When space considerations preclude such a caption, shorter versions may be used.

Examples:
Courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-USZ62-13459
LOC, LC-ppmsca-09756
Library of Congress, C4-2356






Project #4 Documentary

Key Documentary Concepts
What they all generally have in common are:
· They are shot-based as opposed to scene based dramatic films
· A story with a beginning, middle and end
· A real place, time, event, people etc.
· A narrator is often used either on camera or in voice-over that carries the story and adds interpretation to what the audience sees and hears
· Interviews with people involved in the story add authensity and individual points of view
· Shots from specific places or events that either carry the story visually or embellish what the interviewee or narrator is talking about
· A point of view





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Concept and Purpose
The video has a clear and interesting purpose and is creatively produced.
The video's purpose is somewhat unclear, but the video is interesting and somewhat creative.
The video's purpose is somewhat unclear, and the video is not very interesting or creative.
The video has no apparent purpose and shows very little creativity.
Content
Information is accurate and well-written. Subject knowledge is excellent.
Most of the information is accurate and well-written. Subject knowledge is very good.
The information is somewhat accurate and there are some grammatical and spelling errors. Subject knowledge is fair at best.
Much of the information is inaccurate and not well-written. Subject knowledge is poor.
Continuity
The documentary is extremely easy to follow and understand throughout the presentation. The flow of the video makes sense.
The documentary is easy to follow and understand throughout the presentation. The flow of the video makes sense for the majority of the documentary.
The documentary is hard to follow and understand throughout the presentation. The flow of the video makes sense somewhat for about half of the documentary.
The documentary is hard to follow. The flow of the video makes sense somewhat for the less than half of the documentary.
Visual Interest Level
Outstanding visual interest. Excellent blend of pictures, facts, and voice-overs enhance the entire production.
Good visual interest. Fine blend of pictures, facts, and voice-overs enhance the entire production.
Average visual interest. Intermittent blend of pictures, facts, and voice-overs that enhance the entire production.
Poor visual interest. Little or no blending of pictures, facts, and voice-overs to enhance the entire production.
Overall Presentation
Video flowed logically and smoothly from one scene to the next. Information and organization is complete and engaging.
For the most part, the video flowed logically and smoothly from one scene to the next. Information and organization is complete and interesting.
Video seemed out of sequence or confusing in some places. Information and organization is adequate and somewhat interesting.
The video lacked purpose, with little information and organization
Documentary assignment

your documentary should be in the "Ken Burns" style discussed in class
the minimum length is 2 minutes not including title or credits
you must have a minimum of 12 images
you must have a title and credits (credits discussed later)
you must be the voice tallent for the naration
you must have 5 "authentic" sources - those not including wiki type sources
any music you use must be royalty free

CREDITS
each image in iMovie must have a caption for the citation
use keynote to create your credits
credits are to be in chronological order of apearance
your credit slide must have

  • a title
  • the image
  • the image citation
  • citations for the information shared
these slides are put at the end of your documentary

either as a video, or images

if you have questions email mr lewis immediately

PRESENTATION MISTAKES TO AVOID

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Project #3
November 16&17 2010
PROJECT DUE November 30th / December 1
New due date December 6/7 (changed 12-2-10)

theme: "It did not happen yesterday or even the day before but a long time ago..."


Write a first person account of a historical event (click here for help) you may choose any event between in US History between 1620AD and 1865AD if it is in the book or not. You also have three project choices

1) essay
• Essay length: 400 - 500 typewritten words.
• You must write your own essay.
• All essays should be typewritten in English with no color or graphics and cannot be less than 400 words or greater than 500 words in length.
(Essays under or over these word amounts will be scored zero.) Every word is counted regardless of length.
The essay title (theme) or added footnotes do not contribute to the word count.

the last line of your essay should be the word count
in Pages - Click the Inspector button at the top right corner of your screen, then click the far left tab that looks like a blank page.
At the top of that window there are tabs that say " Document TOC & Info" click the info tab and it displays your word count.

in Google Docs - at the top of the page select tools - select word count


2) video
3 to 5 minutes in length
you may use tools such as Voki or xtranormal or goanimateto create your video
be sure to have credits which is your bibliography/works cited and a title

3) Enhanced podcast
3 to 5 minutes
use iMovie/Grage Band/Keynote or a combination of them
you giving your story (first person of the event) you must have images
and when you do the credits be sure to source all of your images

reminder that Google does not have images

knowledge of the theme is worth 30 points:
You must show a thorough knowledge of the theme in your work.
Demonstrate you have researched the issue extensively.

Content is worth 35 points:
Clearly express your ideas in an organized manner.
Fully develop your theme and use transitions to move smoothly from one idea to the other.







Essay #2 (assigned November 9&10, 2010)

Original Due Date is November 18 or 19 2010 depending on date of class


Theme: Why did you kill them?
Assignment: You are to assume the role of the Grim Reaper (a Soul Reaper for you Manga fans)

  • choose a person in American History who has been dead for at least 50 years
  • you must research the person you have chosen - a minimum of 5 sources NOT including wikipedia
  • you must create a biography of the persion you have chosen (focus on key events that make this person significant in American History)
  • finally, you must explain why you chose to kill them/let them die

Essay
• Essay length: 400 - 500 typewritten words.
• You must write your own essay.
• All essays should be typewritten in English with no color or graphics and cannot be less than 400 words or greater than 500 words in length.
(Essays under or over these word amounts will be scored zero.) Every word is counted regardless of length.
The essay title (theme) or added footnotes do not contribute to the word count.
ALTERNATIVELY - you may choose to do a video

  • video must be 3 to 5 minutes long (video must be uploaded to Vimeo)
  • to submit for a grade you must email the link to your teacher
  • videos that are short or long will receive a mark of zero
  • you must have title and credits for your sources

Grading
knowledge of the theme/person is worth 30 points:
You must show a thorough knowledge of the theme in your work.
Demonstrate you have researched the issue extensively.

Content is worth 35 points:
Clearly express your ideas in an organized manner.
Fully develop your theme and use transitions to move smoothly from one idea to the other.







ESSAY #1 (assigned November 1&2)

Original Due Date is November 8&9, 2010 (depending on date of your class)


theme: "Does Patriotism Still Matter?"

knowledge of the theme is worth 30 points:
You must show a thorough knowledge of the theme in your work.
Demonstrate you have researched the issue extensively.

Content is worth 35 points:
Clearly express your ideas in an organized manner.
Fully develop your theme and use transitions to move smoothly from one idea to the other.

• Essay length: 400 - 500 typewritten words.
• You must write your own essay.
• All essays should be typewritten in English with no color or graphics and cannot be less than 400 words or greater than 500 words in length.
(Essays under or over these word amounts will be scored zero.) Every word is counted regardless of length.
The essay title (theme) or added footnotes do not contribute to the word count.

the last line of your essay should be the word count
in Pages - Click the Inspector button at the top right corner of your screen, then click the far left tab that looks like a blank page.
At the top of that window there are tabs that say " Document TOC & Info" click the info tab and it displays your word count.

in Google Docs - at the top of the page select tools - select word count




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