Wax Museum Hall of Early Americans
EARLY AMERICA FIGURES:
- William Bradford
- Miles Standish
- Anne Hutchinson
- William Penn
- Rachel Peale (portrait entitled “Rachel Weeping”)
- Mary Easty (Burned at the stake during the Salem Witch Trials)
- Choose an early American figure from the list above or one from the textbook and create a wax museum presentation of the life of this person.
- A typed three (full pages) to five page report on a chosen early American figure (that is put in a project folder along with a cover page) will accompany this historical backdrop. This report will be due Wednesday, November 1, 2017, to be graded for one test grade. Once graded the corrected report will be due with the entire project on Friday, December 8, 2017.
- Students should use their creativity to create a backdrop of pictures project board to display statements, quotes, timelines, artifacts, and/or pictures depicting the life of their chosen historical figure.
- The project board will be used to display pictures as a backdrop for the Early American Presentation. Ideas for how pictures can be displayed can be found HERE. This backdrop is due Wednesday, November 29, 2017.
- The student will be required to choose a recipe from Mrs. Smith and furnish a dish made from the colonial time period recipe. This dish will be part of the Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. A test grade that will be averaged with your display will be given as follows: 100% for completion or 0% if this assignment is not completed.
- Memorized speeches or quotes, and costume are due Friday, December 8, 2017, in the back of Mrs. Smith’s classroom. Displays and presentations will be done at the Project Fair on Sunday Night, December 10, 2017.
- Examples of this project can be found HERE from “The Teacher Next Door.”
*Beginning Monday, October 23rd, materials must be brought and left in the classroom so that once homework is completed then each student may work on their project. Project Boards may be stored in Mrs. Smith’s classroom and taken to Study Hall to be worked on once all other homework is completed per the discretion of the Study Hall teacher.
- October 18, 2017: Early American Chosen
- October 23-27, 2017: In-Class Workdays
- November 1, 2017: Research Biography Paper Due
- November 22, 2017: Colonial Recipe Due
- November 29, 2017: Project Board Backdrop Due
- December 8, 2017: Speeches and Costume Due
- December 10, 2017: Wax Museum Presented at Project Fair
- Student will be graded on creativity and thoroughness of their research on their chosen early american figure.
- This grade will count as four test grades:
- The research paper (One Test Grade)
- Thanksgiving Dish (One Test Grade)
- Project Board Backdrop and Costume (One Test Grade)
- Wax Museum Presentation (One Test Grade)
- Speeches or quotes
- Thoroughness of Information Presented
PROJECT BOARD EXAMPLES: