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Last updated: 2/26/2009

Final Due Date: Report & Completed Website, April 2nd, 2009



March 2-6

March 9-13

March 18-20

March 23-27

March 30– April 2

Social Studies Class

Being  Librarian/Historian

On trip


Being Librarian/ Graphic Designer

Being Historian

Final MLA Written Report on March 25th

Final Website on April 2nd

Technology Class

Being  Librarian

Being Webmaster (homepage, photogallery, videoclip or bibliography webpage)

Being Webmaster (assigned pages, one per place)

Step 1- Organizing and Understanding

1. Listen to project presentation from your instructor. Take notes or ask questions for understanding.

2. Get together with your team members.

¨ 2do A

¨ 2do B

¨ 2do C

3.  Talk with your group to choose sites and website design roles.  Each of you will have to play multiple roles: Librarian, Historian, Graphic Designer, and Webmaster.

¨ Librarian

¨ Historian

¨ Graphic Designer

¨ Webmaster

4. Fill in the Group Responsibility form, and submit to your instructor for approval.

5. See some Washington D.C. maps and be creative in organizing your virtual tour, remember the virtual tour website requirements.

6. When you have clearly organized your tasks and responsibilities as a group, move on to Step 2 to begin your individual research.


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Step 2 – Finding sources (Librarian)

1. Each member should start on their own research.  Feel free to communicate with other group members to help one another find valuable sources.

2. As you locate sources that appear will be helpful for your paper, bookmark and record their URL so you will be able to go back to the source quickly and take notes when you start to form ideas and answers to the Essential Questions.

3. Make MLA citations to be used later in your bibliography.  You may use Easybib.com or another citation maker to start a bibliographical document.

4. Those who are not going on the Washington D.C. trip will also have to locate images to use for their websites.  Images also need to be noted in your bibliography.

5. When you are satisfied that you have located a good amount of core sources, move on to Step 3 to begin analyzing, and learning from, your sources.

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Step 3 – Analyzing, Answering the Essential Questions (Historian)

1. Revisit your sources and revisit the Essential Questions which should frame the content of your report and virtual tour.

2. Skim sources to see if they have the type of information that you are looking for.

3. Read and reread good sources.

4. Take notes IN YOUR OWN WORDS onto the Source Analysis Worksheet which answer the Essential Questions.

5. Use internet resources to do further investigation about people, vocabulary, and events that are unfamiliar to you.  Write down more notes that will help you to remember what you learn, and to give valuable details and explanations in your final report and tour.

6. When you are satisfied that you have answered and explained the Essential Questions with your notes, move on to Step 4 to write your report.


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Step 4 - Writing the Reports (Historian)

1. Use your notes to write a report for each of your 4 sites, making sure to answer and explain completely the 4 essential questions.

2. Take care that your writing is clear yet concise (to the point), and detailed yet interesting.

3. Don’t use unkown vocabulary that you just drop in from your sources.

4. Pay attention that your writing is organized.

5.  Check spelling and grammar.

6.  Go back to Steps 3 and 4 if you find that your report is incomplete, or is not making sense.

7. Once you have finished your report, give it to one of your group members to revise and offer improvements.

8. Consider improvements, make changes as necessary.


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Step 5 - Submit your Report, March 25th

1.  Print off a hard copy in MLA format, hand in to your instructor.

2. Submit a copy of your report to turnitin.com.

3. Submit note forms (Source Analysis Worksheet and your personal reflections).


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Step 6 - Transfer Information to Virtual Tour Website. (Webmaster)

1. You should be finished with your planning, have your design set, and working on your web pages content.

2. Each group member needs to make sure that they have the visual elements as well as the relevant information pertaining to the person, place or event of their pages.

3. Use your original words from your reports to put into your team's website.

4. Turn in to you technology teacher.


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Step 7 - Finishing the Website, April 2nd

1.  Finish your website. Check all spelling and images to make sure they are accurate.

2. Use the check list to verify that all requirements are included.

3. Check to make sure of your links work properly.

4.  Put all pages together in a single file.

5.  Hand in to your technology teacher, and celebrate!


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Step 8 - Peer Evaluations, April 3rd

1.  You did it!!!

2.  Let's take a trip through our web pages, and post it to the world!

3.  Fill out the peer evaluation and the web quest rubric.


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