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SOCIAL STUDIES and ELA (English Language Arts)
MULTI-CULTURAL LIVING MUSEUM PROJECT

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this project is for each student to research an impactful historical
figure, write a research paper about this person, and present your findings.

Standards
Grades 4 & 5

SOCIAL STUDIES AND THE ARTS
Framework page 21
Recognize the status of minorities and women in different times in American history. Students
should be aware of the history of prejudice and discrimination against minorities and women as well as
efforts to establish equality and freedom. Students should understand how different minorities were
treated historically and should see historical events through a variety of perspectives.

Writing (Production and Distribution of Writing):
Grade 4:
4.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are
appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

4.8
Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital
sources; take notes and categorize information.

Grade 5:
5.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are
appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

5.8
Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital
sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work.

Writing (Research to Build and Present Knowledge)
Grade 4:
4.7 Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different
aspects of a topic.

Grade 5:
5.7 Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through
investigation of different aspects of a topic.

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Reading Standards for Informational Text (Key Ideas and Details):
Grade 4:
4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when
drawing inferences from the text.

4.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text
including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

Grade 5:
5.1 Quite accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing
inferences from the text.

5.3 Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or
concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.

Speaking and Listening Standards: (Comprehension and Collaboration):
Grade 4:
4.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-
led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others ideas and expressing
their own clearly. a. Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material;
explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas
under discussion. b. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles. c. Pose
and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information, and make comments that
contribute to the discussion and link to the remarks of others.

Grade 5:
5.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-
led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others ideas and expressing
their own clearly. a. Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material;
explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas
under discussion. b. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles. c. Pose
and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and
elaborate on the remarks of others.

(Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas)
Grade 4:
4.4 Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using
appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly
at an understandable pace.

Grade 5:
5.4 Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using
appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly
at an understandable pace.


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Language Standards (Conventions of Standard English)
Grade 4:
4.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and
spelling when writing.
1. Use correct capitalization.
2. Use commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text.
3. Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence.
4. Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed.

Grade 5:
5.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and
spelling when writing.
1. Use punctuation to separate items in a series.
2. Use a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of the sentence.
4. Use underlining, quotation marks, or italics to indicate titles of works.
5. Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed.





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Assignment
Multi-Cultural History Living Museum Project


Three Choices

1. _____________________________________

2. _____________________________________

3. _____________________________________


Final Choice: ___________________________________________________________________


Think about all the historical figures that have contributed positively to our world. Pick out three
that you would like to learn more about. Write their names above.

During the week of January 9, we will make our final selections. No duplicates will be allowed.
Each student is required to research a different person. Once you have your final selection
confirmed by your teacher, you should begin researching your person; learn everything you can!
Once you have thoroughly researched and learned about your person, you will need to TYPE a
one-page presentation.

Your presentation should not be longer than a page (grade 5) and page (grade 4) and
include margins of 1 inch and size 12 font.

We will then be inviting our families and friends into our Multi-Cultural History Living Museum to
share these special people and their accomplishments. You will need to rehearse your
presentation and prepare either a costume or a prop. You will be graded both on your written
work as well as your costume or prop and your presentation.

To receive full credit on your written work it should be typed. It should be correct length (grade 5:
no longer than one-page, grade 4: no longer than page). It should be well written and easy to
read. It should be grammatically perfect and free from all spelling errors. It should be clear whom
you chose and contain great detail about her/his life and accomplishments.

To receive full credit on your presentation you must have a costume or a prop. You must be well
rehearsed. You may memorize or read from your notes. You must speak slowly, loudly, and clearly
and be easily understood. You must appear confident. You must convey to your audience who you
are and what you contributed to our world. Your presentation must be in the first person
using I (your essay may be written in third person example: her).

Your written essay is due on Friday, February 9, 2018.

The final date and time of the Living Museum: Friday, February 16, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.

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MULTI-CULTURAL HISTORY PROJECT


8 6 4 2 SCORE
The essay is typed; grade The essay is typed; The essay is hand The essay is hand
5 is one page in length grade 5 is short of written (not typed); written (not typed);
and grade 4 is page in one page in length grade 5 is one page in grade 5 is not one
Written length. and grade 4 is short length and grade 4 is page in length and
Essay of page in length. page in length. grade 4 is not page
(One inch margins and in length.
size 12 font)

The project document The project The project The project
Conventions packet is completed on document packet is document packet is document packet is
(CUPS) time and has excellent completed on time completed on time completed on time
Capitalization spelling, grammar, and and has 1-2 spelling, and has 3-5 spelling, and has more than 5
Usage punctuation. grammar, and/or grammar, and/or spelling, grammar,
Punctuation punctuation errors. punctuation errors. and/or punctuation
Spelling errors.

Student included Student did not
costume and/or visual include costume
aid in order to enhance and/or visual aid in
Visual presentation. order to enhance
presentation.

Presentation is Presentation is Presentation is Presentation is not


exceptionally well organized. Student somewhat organized. organized.
organized and well provides some eye Student provides Student provides no
thought-out with smooth contact with very little eye contact. eye contact. Student
transitions. audience. Student is somewhat is difficult to follow
Student speaks clearly Student speaks difficult to follow and and understand.
and loudly with good eye clearly and is mostly understand.
Presentation contact. Easy to follow easy to follow and Student did not
and understand. understand. Student did not utilize the term I to
utilize the term I to convey character.
Student used the term I Student used the convey character.
to convey character. term I to convey
character.

One point deducted for
LATE each day late

TOTAL POINTS
EARNED



Total Points: ______________ out of 32 possible points.


Student Name: ______________________________________________________________________________