Presentation on theme: "Six Degrees of Nathaniel Bacon"— Presentation transcript:
1 Six Degrees of Nathaniel Bacon Connecting events chronologically by themes
2 Students will be provided with two events spanning decades, but related by their theme. They will select six events in chronological order that link the first event in the series with the last. Students will write the name of each selected event, and use their research and knowledge of the time period to create an argument to support the events selected. Students must emphasize both cause and effect and/or demonstrate continuity or change over time in their linking. Some events can and will include environmental impact data. This assignment provides students with the opportunity to observe continuity and change over time.
3 Example: Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon! Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon is a game based on the "six degrees of separation" concept, which states that any two people on Earth are six or fewer acquaintance links apart. That idea eventually morphed into this game, movie buffs challenge each other to find the shortest path between a random actor and Hollywood character actor Kevin Bacon.
4 Kevin Bacon Ben Stein In Sex and the City In Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Kristen DavisIn Sharkboy and Lava GirlIn Cheaper by the Dozen 2Steve MartinIn Planes, Trains and AutomobilesKevin BaconIn FootlooseIn FootlooseSarah Jessica ParkerIn Sex and the CityIn Sharkboy and Lava GirlTaylor Lautner In Cheaper by the Dozen 2In Planes, Trains and AutomobilesBen SteinKevin BaconBen Stein
5 What is "Six Degrees"? Due Date: Wednesday 15th Your group will be given a time frame to focus on.You will be responsible for tying six events within your timeframe from start to finishWork independently or in group of 3Cite all sources besides textbook (including photos)Time FramesStart with Unit I and go through Unit VI (Reconstruction)ObjectiveYou must connect your dates with six events.Explain the Who, What, Where, When, Why its important and it’s connection to the BAGPIPE your team chooses.Each event must fall under a BAGPIPE!Draw it on the poster or on a multi-media presentation
6 Ideas for Fall Semester Nathaniel Bacon- George WashingtonJohn Cotton- Anne HutchinsonJohn Adams- Andrew JacksonStephen Douglas- Jefferson DavisAlexander Hamilton- James MonroeJames K. Polk- Abraham LincolnJohn C. Calhoun- Charles SumnerJohn Adams- Abraham LincolnAbigail Adams- Elizabeth Cady Stanton