You have been learning about the American Revolution in class. There are many famous Americans who played an important role in the history of our nation! Over the next several weeks you will be working on a research project where you will be studying a famous American figure and completing different tasks using the information you gather.
After you have been given an individual to research, you will use a recording sheet to take notes about this person. Use the resources below to get true informative facts! You will be keeping track of the resources you use on the back of your recording sheet. This information will be used in your "Works Cited" to give appropriate credit to those who deserve it!
Once you are done researching the individual, you need to type a paragraph autobiography. You will be typing this in Microsoft Word. Remember, to get to Word you click on the start button, All Programs, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word and then select "blank template" You can use the notes you took, or information you learned from the slideshow your class compiled on Google to get your facts. You are writing this like you are the person and you are participating in the American Revolution. It should be written in first person using "I". Make sure you include facts about when you were born, your death, a description of your role in the war. When you are done, have a neighbor check your writing.
The last part of this project is to create a talking bobblehead on the iPad. Here is an example from last year. You will use PhotosforClass to find an image of your famous American. This will need to be saved to the camera roll. Then you will open the app called ChatterPix. You should add your image, draw a line on his/her mouth to show where his mouth will move, and then record your voice reading the paragraph you wrote last week. When you record your voice you will be speaking in first person meaning you are acting as if you are that American. This should be simple if you are simply reading what you wrote last week. Speak loud and clear so that others can understand you! At the end use the text feature and add your name, then save to the iPad.
You guys had fantastic questions for our guest speakers last week! We wish they had more time to answer your questions. Mr. Baldwin, Hannah and Mr. Gordon have agreed to let me send them any questions you have and they will do their best to answer them. Remember, questions must be respectable and appropriate! Type your questions below. Remember, everyone will be typing on the same page, so DO NOT erase or change anyone else’s work! Click on your teacher's name to begin writing good questions.
Today you will be typing in the information for your final Doodle for Google page. You will type in all of the required information, print the form and then this will be the paper you do your final artwork on. We will submit these to the Doodle for Google contest!
Before you print your paper you need to double check that everything is accurate. Then, raise your hand and let the teacher check your work.
You have worked hard all quarter to learn about the different ecosystems around the world! Ms. Powell and Ms. McKeon have worked hard to make you experts! I am curious to see what you know! We are going to assess our knowledge in a fun way using Quizziz. Next, you will be collaborating with a group to review one biome. Your group will work to write facts and find a photograph to teach others about the biome you were assigned. You will combine the information and picture to create a postcard.