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Text(s)____________________________________________________________________________________ Author(s)____________________________ Great Depression Projects As you are finishing your first Great Depression Book Club book, you will be creating nonfiction pieces that will help your classmates as they continue reading books that take place in this time period. Please choose two historical events, people, or ideas from the Great Depression that take place in your book. For example, you might choose laws such as segregation or Prohibition, people such as Franklin Delano Roosevelt or Ernest Hemingway, or events such as The Dust Bowl or The Stock Market Crash. You will be creating a document to be shared on our class website about the Great Depression Your projects have two due dates. Projects will be worked on both in class and at home. The first project is due February 13th. Your second project is due February 26th. Your first project is to create a webpage using Weebly, Google Docs, or Google Websites. This first website should include at least one paragraph describing your topic in fifth-grade-friendly language. This site should also include at least two other elements. You can choose from the list of elements below:          Headings and subheadings Diagrams Photographs, paintings, cartoons, or other illustrations with captions Graphs or other means of showing data Timelines Links to other websites, which you have screened beforehand to make sure they are appropriate Text boxes with definitions or fun facts Sidebars with further information Videos

Your second project is to create another webpage using Weebly, Google Docs, or Google Websites. You may continue with the first topic you used, or you may choose another topic. This may be a topic that is discussed in either of your Great Depression Book Club Books. This second website should include at least three paragraphs describing your topic in fifthgrade-friendly language. This site should also include at least five other elements. You can choose from the list below:          Headings and subheadings Diagrams Photographs, paintings, cartoons, or other illustrations with captions Graphs or other means of showing data Timelines Links to other websites, which you have screened beforehand to make sure they are appropriate Text boxes with definitions or fun facts Sidebars with further information Videos

We will be linking all of our websites to our class Great Depression Website, so please make sure that you only include your first name, and do not include any other personal information in your work. Also make sure that your work is appropriate and your best work. Both projects must include a bibliography of at least five resources. These can include trusted websites, books, newspaper articles, or magazines. The correct bibliography format should be followed, which is attached to the back of this packet.

Rubric for first project
Ideas 5 Points ______/5 Organization 4 points _____/4 Accuracy and Bibliography 4 points _____/4 Presentation 4 points _____/4 Effort and time management 4 points _____/4 Mechanics and word choice 4 points _____/4 Exceeds Expectations Ideas are creative, insightful, interesting, and thought provoking Meets Expectations Ideas are thoughtful and appropriate to the task Approaching Expectations Ideas are somewhat thoughtful and appropriate to the task Below Expectations Ideas are neither thoughtful nor appropriate to the task

Writing is more than one good paragraph, and is organized in a way that maximizes the experience of the reader. Information presented is accurate, insightful, and reflects the plot of the novel. Any other research is thorough, accurate and very well done. Includes a thorough bibliography. Work is presented creatively, beautifully, and appealingly. Technology was used in ingenious ways. Maximizes time in class and at home to spread out work across the assigned time.

Writing is at least one paragraph that includes an introductory statement, detailed body, and concluding statement. Information presented is accurate, and reflects the plot of the novel. Any other research is accurate and well done. Includes a bibliography. Work is interesting and appealing to the viewer. Technology was used appropriately. Uses time well, asks questions in a timely manner, and works steadily during class time

Writing is one paragraph that includes an introduction, details, or conclusion.

Writing is disorganized. Writing lacks an introduction, details, and conclusion. Information and research are inaccurate and/or poorly done. Does not include a bibliography Work is not interesting or appealing to the viewer. Technology was used inappropriately. Rarely uses time well, asks questions in a timely manner, and works steadily during class time Writing does not use grade appropriate language, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Information somewhat reflects the plot of the novel. Any other research is somewhat accurate and well done. Includes a partial bibliography. Work is somewhat interesting and appealing to the viewer. Technology was used somewhat appropriately. Sometimes uses time well, asks questions in a timely manner, and works steadily during class time

Writing surpasses grade appropriate language, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Writing uses grade appropriate language, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Writing approaches grade appropriate language, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Total ________/25 = ________________%

Rubric for second project
Ideas 10 Points ______/10 Organization 5 points _____/5 Accuracy and Bibliography 5 points _____/5 Presentation 5 points _____/5 Effort and time management 5 points _____/5 Mechanics and word choice 5 points _____/5 Exceeds Expectations Ideas are creative, insightful, interesting, and thought provoking Meets Expectations Ideas are thoughtful and appropriate to the task Approaching Expectations Ideas are somewhat thoughtful and appropriate to the task Below Expectations Ideas are neither thoughtful nor appropriate to the task

Writing is more than four good paragraphs, and is organized in a way that maximizes the experience of the reader. Information presented is accurate, insightful, and reflects the plot of the novel. Any other research is thorough, accurate and very well done. Includes a thorough bibliography. Work is presented creatively, beautifully, and appealingly. Technology was used in ingenious ways. Maximizes time in class and at home to spread out work across the assigned time.

Writing is at least three paragraphs that include an introduction, detailed body paragraphs, and conclusion Information presented is accurate, and reflects the plot of the novel. Any other research is accurate and well done. Includes a bibliography. Work is interesting and appealing to the viewer. Technology was used appropriately. Uses time well, asks questions in a timely manner, and works steadily during class time

Writing is at least two paragraphs that include an introduction, details, or conclusion.

Writing is disorganized. Writing lacks an introduction, details, and conclusion. Information and research are inaccurate and/or poorly done. Does not include a bibliography Work is not interesting or appealing to the viewer. Technology was used inappropriately. Rarely uses time well, asks questions in a timely manner, and works steadily during class time Writing does not use grade appropriate language, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Information somewhat reflects the plot of the novel. Any other research is somewhat accurate and well done. Includes a partial bibliography. Work is somewhat interesting and appealing to the viewer. Technology was used somewhat appropriately. Sometimes uses time well, asks questions in a timely manner, and works steadily during class time

Writing surpasses grade appropriate language, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Writing uses grade appropriate language, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Writing approaches grade appropriate language, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Total ________/35 = ________________%

For a book: Author (last name first). Title of the book. City: Publisher, Date of publication. EXAMPLE: Dahl, Roald. The BFG. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1982.

General Guide to Formatting a Bibliography

For an encyclopedia: Encyclopedia Title, Edition Date. Volume Number, "Article Title," page numbers. EXAMPLE: The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1997. Volume 7, "Gorillas," pp. 50-51. Magazine article: Author (last name first). "Article title." Name of magazine (type of medium). Volume number, (Date): page numbers. If available: publisher of medium, version, date of issue. EXAMPLE: Rollins, Fred. "Snowboard Madness." Sports Stuff (CD-ROM). Number 15, (February 1997): pp. 15-19. SIRS, Mac version, Winter 1997. Newspaper article: Author (last name first). "Article title." Name of newspaper (Type of medium), city and state of publication. (Date): If available: Edition, section and page number(s). If available: publisher of medium, version, date of issue. EXAMPLE: Stevenson, Rhoda. "Nerve Sells." Community News (CD-ROM), Nassau, NY. (Feb 1996): pp. A4-5. SIRS, Mac. version, Spring 1996. For a film: Title, Director, Distributor, Year. EXAMPLE: Braveheart, Dir. Mel Gibson, Icon Productions, 1995

Online Resources Internet: Author of message, (Date). Subject of message. Electronic conference or bulletin board(Online). Available e-mail: LISTSERV@ e-mail address EXAMPLE: Ellen Block, (September 15, 1995). New Winners. Teen Booklist (Online). Helen Smith@wellington.com World Wide Web: URL (Uniform Resource Locator or WWW address). author (or item's name, if mentioned), date. EXAMPLE: (Boston Globe's www address) http://www.boston.com. Today's News, August 1, 1996.