Wednesday, November 09, 2011

The Elements of the Social Studies Fair Project / 20 pts / Due Dec 5 or6

Magnet geography / library  by trudeau
Magnet geography / library , a photo by trudeau on Flickr.

Elements in this social studies project -

1. Jazzy title.
2. Question or problem.
3. Hypothesis. It is a possible answer to the question or solution to the problem.
4. Research. This project focuses on a review of the literature. The student finds sources, reads the articles and chooses the part(s) that are relevant to the paper, the parts that address the problem. Cite 3 or more sources. You must also cite 2 or more interviews.
5. Footnotes. These are numbers embedded in the copy that refer to end notes, which are references to the sources.
(1)"Crawfish and Catfish," NY Times, March 2, 2010.
(2) Aquaculture in Louisiana, Pelican Press, 2009.
(3) Interview with social studies teacher Robert Trudeau, Nov 8, 2011.
6. Bibliography. The list of all articles and books read - even if partially.
7. Conclusion. What does your evidence say to you in regards answering the question which began the project?

Scoring will be based on completion of all the above elements plus grammar, spelling and construction.
- student need not build traditional backboard display and assemble images unless teacher and student agree on an entry into the social studies fair.
- students may work solo, in a duo or a 3-person team. Bonus points may be given to those who can complete the project via an international team.
- May be submitted as a powerpoint presentation or in traditional hard copy (with no need for illustrations).
- 20 pts. Due Dec 5 or 6.