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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 Washington’s 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 http://www.aoc.gov/cc/capitol/capitol_construction.cfm
1. Original north (Senate) wing, 2. Original south (House) wing, 3. Center section and Rotunda, 4. Present House and Senate wings and connecting corridors, 5. Cast-iron dome, 6. Terraces, 7. East front extension, 8. Courtyard infill rooms, During Area = 350 x 280 Volume = 350 x 280 x 70

5 Bibliography http://www.aoc.gov/

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

7 Mathematical Report Rubric
Web Quest Beginning Average Good Excellent Possible Point Self Assessment Teacher Introduction Not focused Focused but irrelevant Focused too long Presents a concise lead-in info 4 Research Does not present With inadequacy With adequacy Presents main theme with excellence Procedure Not sequential Some steps Most steps understandable easy to follow sequence Results Little Some Mostly complete Data and figure complete Conclusion Mostly Introduction Task Process Resources Evaluation Conclusion Contact Info

8 Oral Presentation Rubric
Web Quest Beginning Average Good Excellent Possible Point Self Assessment Teacher Content Little Some Mostly Speech is clear & focused 4 Organization Effective beginn, main, end Language Words are specific & accurate Delivery Good eye contact, speed, volume Introduction Task Process Resources Evaluation Conclusion Contact Info

9 Project Scoring System
Web Quest Introduction Name Team Score Math Report Score Speech Score Overall Score Melissa 97 99 98 Donia Nazira Mischelle Task Process Resources Evaluation Conclusion Contact Info


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