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Dear Students and Parents, 

 

    In the next couple of pages you will find the requirements for work during the time that RAPCS is closed. In the syllabus you will find a description of each assignment, how the assignment will be graded, the category of the assignment and the due date. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to me at kames@rapcs.org  I thank you in advance for your support and cooperation in making sure that our students continue to put their best foot forward!  For your knowledge, the requirements and grading will be shown below: 

 

Assignments for week one 

For each WEEKDAY, research a significant historical event in World History that happened on that day. For example, April 15; identify and research an important event that happened on April 15 of some year in history. It does not matter what year the event occurred, where the event occurred, or to whom it occurred. Just make sure the event is a historically important event, and that you choose an event for each weekday. Once you have events for each day selected, you are to create a 2-paragraph write-up of each using google docs. The first paragraph must be a summary of the event. The second paragraph must explain why the event is significant.  Students are to share their paragraphs with me at kames@rapcs.org 

 

For example:

Today’s Date: April 9, 2019 

Historical Event Date: April 9, 1731

Historical Event: British Captain Robert Jenkin loses ear by Spanish Guarde Costa in the Caribbean

 

One Paragraph Summary:  In the mid 1700’s, Britain and Spain fought over goods and slaves in America. In 1731, Caribbean Captain Juan de Leon Frandino bordered Robert Jenkins ship, Rebecca, and harassed him and his crew. While on the ship, Frandino tied Jenkins up and cut off his ear as a threat. Following after, in 1738, Jenkins later testified and declared war on Spain. Later, the war was renamed “ War of Jenkin’s Ear” by Prime Minister Robert Walpole.

 

Second Paragraph: This event is important to history because in pre-colonial times all Europeans were fighting over American soil. This particular event is important because it caused an unnecessary war, having a negative impact on Native Americans. In the 1700’s while Europeans were at war, the Native Americans were the people losing out. For example, Native Americans often lost their homes, land, and freedom because of the war. Also, in order to survive many had to pick an alliance to be protected. The war of Jenkins’ Ear caused much hurt and pain because a specific group of people wanted to be greedy and obtain wealth.  

 

Criteria:

CATEGORY

4

3

2

1

Organization

Information is very organized with well-constructed paragraphs and subheadings.

Information is organized with well-constructed paragraphs.

Information is organized, but paragraphs are not well-constructed.

The information appears to be disorganized. 8)

Paragraph Construction

All paragraphs include introductory sentence, explanations or details, and concluding sentence.

Most paragraphs include introductory sentence, explanations or details, and concluding sentence.

Paragraphs included related information but were typically not constructed well.

Paragraphing structure was not clear and sentences were not typically related within the paragraphs.

Quality of Information

Information clearly relates to the main topic. It includes several supporting details and/or examples.

Information clearly relates to the main topic. It provides 1-2 supporting details and/or examples.

Information clearly relates to the main topic. No details and/or examples are given.

Information has little or nothing to do with the main topic.

Sources

All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented in the desired format.

All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented, but a few are not in the desired format.

All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented, but many are not in the desired format.

Some sources are not accurately documented.

 

Resources: 

    The following are good, valid resources for finding important historical events for any date in history:

    https://www.onthisday.com/today/events.php

    https://www.historynet.com/today-in-history 

    https://www.timeanddate.com/on-this-day/

 

*Please note WIKIPEDIA IS NOT AN OPTION

*WORK CITED REQUIRED

Work Cited Example: Authors last name, first name. “Title of Article”. Publisher of Website, Date of Publication. URL. Your Access Date.

 

 

 

 

Assignments for week 2

webquest can be printed out and complete or you can complete them by answering the questions in a google doc and sharing it with me kames@rapcs.org

 

  • Assignment 1: The Jazz Age, The Era of Prohibition webquest.  

The assignment will take 2 days to complete.  

    • Students will use the websites included on the webquest paper to answer the questions.  

    • Assignment will be due at the end of the 2nd week.

    • Assignment will be worth 100 points 

Webquest is located at the following website: https://amarkham.weebly.com/uploads/1/1/8/2/118245999/1920s_webquest.pdf

 

  • Assignment 2: The Roaring 20’s webquest.  

The assignment will take 2 days to complete.  

    • Students will use the websites included on the webquest paper to answer the questions.  

    • Assignments will be due at the end of the 2nd week.

    • Assignment will be worth 100 points

Webquest is located at the following website: https://www.tcss.net/cms/lib/AL01001644/Centricity/Domain/769/Roaring%2020s%20Webquest.pdf

 

  • Assignment 3: Harlem Renaissance webquest.  

The assignment will take 1 day to complete.  

    • Students will use the websites included on the webquest paper to answer the questions.  

    • Assignment will be due at the end of the 2nd week.

    • Assignment will be worth 100 points

Webquest is located at this website: https://www.bcit.cc/cms/lib04/NJ03000372/Centricity/Domain/144/Harlem%20Renaissance%20Webquest%20Actual.pdf