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1 The Capitol Building Donia, Nazira, Melissa, Mischelle If the White House is the symbol of American power, then the U.S. Capitol is the symbol of our great democracy. - Scott Messmore

2 History The capitol building is the home of the Congress, men who make the important laws of the United States. They began construction on the capitol building on September 18, 1793 and from then on they continued the renovation of the building. It has also been the site of where lengthy discussions of Civil Rights and slavery. This historical building also served as a bakery, emergency hospital and where presidents are sworn into office.

3 The History of the Capitol Building by Melissa Carbonell Monumental structures all over Washington, D.C. have enabled Americans and tourists around the world to perceive the past in one single glance of the American Government. One of those great monuments is the Capitol Building currently resting on Capitol Hill. It is the home of the Congress, men who make the prestigious laws of the United States. The Capitol Building is of neoclassical style bearing white marble. The renowned structure has a history dating back to the late 1700s. In 1792, William Thornton drew out the fundamental sketch of the now so-called Capitol Building. Under George Washingtons supervision, they began to build the famous building on the day of September the 18th of Building a monument highly tremendous and of high importance would be difficult. At first it was an exhausting occupation for Thornton being the Architect of the Capitol Building. When the two wings of the Capitol were accomplished, Latrobe took over as the new architect. During this time, the War of 1812 broke out. The British captured Washington and began to burn down many of the governmental structures of the U.S. including the Capitol Building. Latrobe being devastated by this began to rebuild it. The Capitol has also been the site of where lengthy discussions were made of the Civil Rights and slavery. The Civil War had begun as where the Capitol Building had become a refuge for thousands of soldiers. Its basement was as well turned into a bakery. It has also served the purpose of an emergency hospital in the battle of Antietam. Thomas Walter was the third architect, J. Stewart the fourth, and George White being the fifth architect. Today Presidents take their Presidential Oaths and become inaugurated in the Capitol Building. Congress will continue to make important laws essential for the U.S. American history surrounds every aspect of the Capitol Building. History had been made here, being made here, and will be made here.

4 Geometric Analysis During Area = 350 x 280 Volume = 350 x 280 x Original north (Senate) wing, Original south (House) wing, Center section and Rotunda, Present House and Senate wings and connecting corridors, Cast-iron dome, Terraces, East front extension, Courtyard infill rooms,

5 Bibliography landmarks.com/united_states_capitol.htmlhttp://washington- landmarks.com/united_states_capitol.html s.cfmhttp://www.aoc.gov/cc/grounds/cc_map_ground s.cfm

6 TEAM PAGE Team Number: __ RoleStudentTask Reader Overview and Content of the Presentation Historian History of the Building Analyst Geometric Analysis of the Building Bibliographer Bibliography of the Project Introduction Task Process Resources Evaluation Conclusion Web Quest Contact Info

7 Mathematical Report Rubric Mathematical Report Rubric BeginningAverageGoodExcellent Possible Point Self Assessment Teacher Assessment Introduction Not focused Focused but irrelevant Focuse d too long Presents a concise lead-in info 4 Research Does not present With inadequ acy With adequ acy Presents main theme with excellence 4 Procedure Not sequential Some steps Most steps underst andable Presents easy to follow sequence 4 ResultsLittleSome Mostly comple te Data and figure complete 4 ConclusionLittleSome Mostly Presents main theme 4 Introduction Task Process Resources Evaluation Conclusion Web Quest Contact Info

8 Oral Presentation Rubric Oral Presentation Rubric BeginningAverageGoodExcellent Possible Point Self Assessment Teacher Assessment ContentLittle SomeMostly Speech is clear & focused 4 OrganizationLittle SomeMostly Effective beginn, main, end 4 LanguageLittle SomeMostly Words are specific & accurate 4 DeliveryLittle SomeMostly Good eye contact, speed, volume 4 Introduction Task Process Resources Evaluation Conclusion Web Quest Contact Info

9 Project Scoring System Name Team Score Math Report Score Speech Score Overall Score Melissa Donia97 Nazira97 Mischelle 97 Introduction Task Process Resources Evaluation Conclusion Web Quest Contact Info


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