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Tell Me The Story...

Objective: Re-create an aspect of American colonial life that is factually accurate and historically significant.

Process:  Tell a story that demonstrates a deep understanding of some aspect of life in early Colonial America (from 1492-1763).  You may choose the topic from any event, or from the life of any historical figure from the time period.  You may also develop your story around a theme that is historically appropriate to the time period.  your topic may be as broad as "The Life of a Colonial Child" or reflect a very specific, momentary occurrences, like "The death of General Braddock."

EFFECTIVE RESEARCH IS THE NUMBER ONE KEY TO SUCCESS WITH THIS PROJECT.

Requirements: Demonstrate significant research on your topic.  Ten researched and underlined facts are required.  Your writing must utilize effective grammar and mechanics. (see MLA Formatting tab on library website)

Miniumum Sources: You must demonstrate use of a minimum of three sources.  At least one source must be a primary source.  A "Works Cited" list must be at the end of the story.

 

      

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    Visual Component Tools

    These links will help you with your visual component piece of your project.  Remember this piece should be a "stand alone" product that effectively communicates the key details of the story you told in your written narrative.  This can be a video, artifcat or mural. 

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