Instructions, Requirements, and Rules for the DECADES PROJECT
Welcome to your last assignment of the school year! You will do research on SIX "MOMENTS" within THREE DECADES remaining to study this year in American History. You will have choice and creativity in the assignment. Do not wait until the last minute to start. Work on it daily and hand it in early. This will be beneficial for you because if there is something not done correctly, there will be time to redo.
- Fill in the chart of the top ten "moments" for each decade of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s from viewing each of the three videos "Top Ten Defining Moments" within each decade. (See the green buttons below.)
- Within each "top ten moments" choose two of the ten "moments" that are most interesting to the student.
- Research two "moments" out of the ten.
- One of the two "moments" within each decade does NOT have to come from the top ten. If you want to choose a fashion, a song, a musician or musical group, a movie, or anything "cool" from that decade, I'm "rad" with that!
- With each of the "moments" submit the following:
- Notes on the "moments"
- Sources/links the notes were taken from
- Written piece on the event
- Each decade is color coded in the Google Assignment: blue is the 1970s, purple is the 1980s, and bright green is the 1990s.
- The written piece can be a summary, a poem, a rap, a song, or any creative written piece you can create.
- Creativity will be given extra points especially if it is a rap, song, poem, or performance piece created.
- The "Decades Project" is research into SIX total "moments" with two "moments" within each of the three decades, the 1970s, the 1980s and the 1990s.
- Each "moment" requires notes. Notes do not have to be organized, it is for your written work, albeit a summary, poem, rap, song, or whatever. NO IMAGES. If you reference an image from a decade, describe it.
- Each "moment" researched has to have three sources for your notes. Just copy and paste the link you are referencing.
- All six "moments has to be writing of some kind and may range from a summary, poem, rap, song, monologue or other form of written work.
- You will be graded on the SIX WRITTEN PIECES.
- All writing must be in your own words. There is no "cut and paste." If there is "cut and paste" or the use of someone's words other than the student's own words will be grounds for failing. Plagiarism of any kind is ground for failure for the whole project.
- All work is turned in through Google Classroom assignment titled "Decades Project."