projects are intended to demonstrate what
the student has learned from this unit. Students should be encouraged to develop
applicable, multi-modal projects–physical or electronic presentations,
original music, plays, oral recitations, original works of art. Utilizing
copies of original documents, written accounts, and their own oral histories
(stories), there is a wealth of information from which to start. Acknowledging
that much of this information might not be accurate, the purpose of the
individual project is not a factual history but an appreciation for the process
of creating a history. Should any student not have access to his/her own
family's documents, encouragement to develop a plausible, fictionalized
migration history is appropriate. And lastly, the project should be fun.
Independent study is another option for the individual
The students are required to submit a proposal by the end
of the 1st week of the unit and sign up for a presentation date
during the 2nd week. Presentations will begin the 1st day
of the 3rd week. Note, presentations comprise 1/4 of the unit grade.