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 Block 1

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 Block 3 

 Block 4

Assignment Block 1

Week 1
Based on classroom brainstorming and group discussion, students post a list to the COW of 5 questions of most interest to you.
Week 2
Groups select questions to research and brainstorm possible resources and e-mails the list to the teacher. (at least 15 ideas)
Students submit an annotated bibliography to the COW. The bibliography consists of 5 resources with at least one Internet site and one historian, veteran, or senior citizen (consider books, videos, local resources, people, the Internet). For information on citations, see bibliographic citations on the Instructional pages.
Students choose a fiction or non-fiction book to read over the next 4 weeks. Ideas for books to read are listed on Project Resources. Show the book to the teacher for approval. (You will write a book report on this in Block 2)
Week 3
Students personally interview local people on some aspect of history. Interview help is located on the Student Links page.(See Rubric for First Writing Assignment.)
Students submit a typed 1 to 2 page report based on information from the interview.
Week 4
Students and groups find artifacts about your topics/questions using local sources.Use the Internet to search for pictures and graphics on your topic/question.Students may also locate artifacts, pictures, and graphics to digitize with either a scanner or a digital camera.
Students post a list to the COW of at least 5 local artifacts or links to Internet sites that have graphics or pictures.
General Guidelines
Post both individual assignments and group assignments to the COW unless instructed otherwise. At least one assignment will be turned in each week. Each person is responsible for submitting at least one group report during each assignment block(teacher assigns groups for first two blocks and students select groups for final two blocks.)
To get help with assignments or guidance with the use of technology, the teacher's rule is to "Ask three before you ask me"- ask three students from your class before asking the teacher or media specialist. If you still have a question or need help, choose one of the following:
1- e-mail your teacher or the media specialist with your question
2- post a question in the Conferencing on the Web (COW)
3- ask the teacher or media specialist
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Created for the Fermilab LInC program sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office and Friends of Fermilab, and funded by United States Department of Energy, Illinois State Board of Education, North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium which is operated by North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), and the National Science Foundation.

Author(s): Jim Caldwell, Jan Jungk
School: Carrollton High School, Carrollton, Illinois
Created: March 10, 1999 - Updated: May 1, 1999
URL: http://www-ed.fnal.gov/lincon/w99/projects/chswar/block1.html