Social Studies

 

Students and Parents:  This rubric is how we will assess your project.  If you have any questions ask you teacher.

 

4

3

2

1

Project

Has four objects/pictures

Has three objects/pictures

Has two objects/pictures

Has one objects/pictures

Research of topic (packet)

All facts are detailed, categorized, and examples given

All facts are focused on the topics

Little facts focused on the topics

No facts focused on topics

Understanding

Project shows a great amount of understanding of culture

Project shows some understanding of culture

Project shows little understanding of culture

Didn’t complete project/ did not have understanding of project

Visual

 

* Creative

* Adds understanding to report

* Colorful & Neat

* Creative

* Adds some understanding to report

* Colorful & Neat

* Little creativity

*Adds little understanding to report

* Not Colorful

Or Not Neat

* No creativity

*Adds no understanding to report

* Not Colorful and Not Neat

Oral Report

* Confident speaker

* Speaks clearly

* Makes eye contact with audience

*Relies on papers for information periodically

* Speaks clearly

* Makes  some eye contact with audience

*Relies on papers for information sometimes

 

* Hard to understand

* Makes eye little contact with audience

*Frequently relies on papers for information

 

 

* Difficult to understand

* Makes  no eye contact with audience

*Always relies on paper for information

 

Total:        /20              

 

 

 4      3       2       1       Final Grade

 

 Presentations will be started in class. However, there will be additional work that will require you to spend time at home on the project.  All of the information must be put on a poster board ; NO LARGER THAN 24” X 36”. NO TRIFOLDS DUE TO LIMITED SPACE IN THE ROOM FOR PROJECT DISPLAY.  Please give your child ownership in this project and let him/her choose the best way to present the information you have found together. Please take your time on this project and encourage your child to be creative!

1. Research your country.

2.            Learn about the culture of that country. (See below for what is included in culture.)

3.            Choose 4 objects or pictures you feel describe the culture of that country.

4.            Create a poster, including  those elements in #3, above, as well as other things related to your topic, if desired.  

5.            Be prepared to share what you have learned with the class.  While the speech or presentation doesn’t have to be memorized, you should keep good eye contact with your audience.

* CLASS TIME WILL BE PROVIDED TO RESEARCH YOUR PROJECT BUT YOUR CHILD IS ALSO EXPECTED TO WORK ON IT AT HOME.

How to make your project even better!

1.             Interview a person  who came from another country.

2.            Include a map of the world showing where the country is located.

3.            Include a flag or picture of the flag from your country.

4.            Include interesting facts about the culture of the country.

5.            Come dressed in the typical clothing of your country.

6.            Bring in music to share or a dance to be performed.

Due to food allergies, food items are no longer allowed.

Please Note:

Included in the culture of a person is the art, music, literature, architecture, language, food, customs, holidays etc. If you have examples of the language that your child could teach the class, that would be fun too!

CULTURE WEBSITES FOR RESEARCH

Use the following websites to research information on your topic. 

If the site needs a username and password it would be:

username: ehsd

password: home

Britannica Online

Culture Grams

Groiler Online

Google for kids

Kiddle

Kidrex

Pebble Go

Kid dictionary

Epic Books

 

Dear 3rd Graders and Parents,

      We will be learning about different cultures, and we thought it would be both fun and educational for you to learn more about a culture of your choice. You are required to do a presentation, a minimum of five minutes in length, (maximum 8 mins.),  sharing your culture. We are giving you this assignment now so that you may decide which nationality you’d like to research.  YOU MUST have decided by Friday, March 15th because we will be researching the projects next week.  Also, if you’d like, you may interview anyone to find out more about the culture’s history.  If that person is willing or able to come in to our classroom, he/she is more than welcome to speak to our class and answer some of their questions. The assignment is due the week of April 22nd, no later than Wednesday, the 24th.  Listed below e are the guidelines for the project. Have Fun!

 

Presentation Date

1001

 Apr. 30th 2:50 pm

1002

 Apr. 29th 2:40 pm

1003

 May 1st 2:40 pm

1004

May 6th 2:50 pm

1005

May 9th 2:40 pm

1006

May 7th 2:30 pm

1007

May 7th 2:50 pm

1008

  May 2nd 2:30 pm

1009

May 3rd 2:30 pm

1010

 May 8th 2:30 pm

1011

 May 1st 2:30 pm 

1012

 May 8th 2:50 pm

1013

  May 1st 2:50 pm

1014

 Apr. 30th 2:40 pm

1015

 May 8th 2:40 pm

1016

May 3rd 2:40 pm

1017

  May 2nd 2:40 pm

1018

 May 7th 2:40 pm

1019

Apr. 29th 2:30 pm

1020

May 9th 2:30 pm

1021

 May 6th 2:40 pm

1022

 Apr. 29th 2:50 pm

1023

April 30  2:30 

1024

 May 3rd 2:50 pm

1025

  May 2nd 2:50 pm

1026

May 6th 2:30 pm