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Name: _____________________________________________ SS Period: _____ Date: _____________________ Africa Project 2008 February 11, 2008 Jambo Neptunes!

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1 Name: _____________________________________________ SS Period: _____ Date: _____________________ Africa Project 2008 February 11, 2008 Jambo Neptunes! It’s time to pick your topic for the Africa project! Your topic must be an issue currently effecting Africa. You will be explaining information on your topic by writing an expository essay and writing answers to two focus questions (see rubric for specific requirements). You will word process all final pieces and pick how you would like to display them. Your project format can take many different forms. You may create a Power Point, poster project, tri-fold, website, or any other idea you clear with me. Your visual should attractively display your essay, focus question answers, map, pictures, etc.. Pick a topic that really interests you and pick a format that you will be excited about creating!! Don’t procrastinate- Just CREATE!!!!! You will have the next three weeks to work on this in the classroom (research and writing). You will also be expected to do some work at home as well (visual piece and free choice). The due date for this project is Thursday, March 13th, 2008! Your project will include written pieces and a visual piece. You may also choose to go above and beyond and do a free choice for your project. Your free choice can be anything that will further educate and inform people about your issue. You are to bring in your free-choice on Friday, March 14 th, the day of our Africa Day Celebration. Family and friends will be invited- a reminder will go home when we are closer to the date. Please have your parent sign this letter and write the date on the calendar. I know you’ll do awesome work!! Good luck and have fun!!! Your Teacher and Friend- Mr. Mathieu Project due date- Thursday, March 13 th Free Choice Due- Friday March 14th Student Signature: ____________________________________ Parent Signature: _________________________________

2 Name: ____________________________________ SS: ____Date: ______________________ Africa Project Rubric Due Date: 3/13/08 Scoring Self Teacher 1. Title- Clever and all capitalized. Name and SS Period with title Focus Question: What’s being done to help/change your issue? 1-15 At least 1 paragraph explaining what’s being done to help/improve issue. Include any organizations, governments, groups, trying to help. 3.Map: Include a map of Africa. Label and shade in areas where your 1-10 issue is occurring. Should include a written description as well. 4.Expository Essay: Your essay must have 5 paragraphs- an introduction, three specific main idea paragraphs, and a conclusion. Essay will be worth a total of 50 points and will be scored by paragraph- Introduction- hook, lead, clear topic, state main ideas Introduction Main Idea Paragraphs- Topic sentence (power 2) for each, Main Idea # three Power 3s, and at least one Power 4, for each main Main Idea # idea paragraph. Main Idea # Conclusion- Summarize main points, restate topic, release- Conclusion Presentation: Your project should be visually appealing and neat. Pictures, illustrations, written pieces presented on a tri-fold, poster, PowerPoint, etc.. You are prepared to explain your topic to others as well Completed Packet turned in with project- POWER OUTLINE REQUIRED! Extra Credit- Free Choice: Totally up to you! A free choice is anything that (1-10) will enhance the presentation of your project. Must relate directly to your topic! Comments: Total Possible- 110

3 Topic: ___________________________________________________ Research: You will need to do a lot of research in order to succeed with this project. Start by finding several good sources- read them over before printing. Become an expert! You must know a lot about you topic before you can write main ideas. Take notes on lines below- use back if necessary or attach lined paper. ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________

4 Introductory Paragraph Hook or Lead Hook the reader- grab their attention with either an amazing fact, statistic, or quote. Write some ideas below: ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ Topic of Essay- Power 1 Write a statement that includes the topic of your essay. This Power 1 statement will be the topic of your whole essay! All Power 2s, 3s, and 4s will support this statement! ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ Main Ideas – Power 2s Look at your notes. Can you combine what you have learned to make three really good main ideas? Each main idea (power 2) will be the topic of a paragraph in your essay. They must be important! ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________

5 Main Idea – Power 2 Main Idea: _______________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ Power 3 Details Support this Power 2- must have at least 3 of them in this paragraph! 1._______________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ 2._______________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ 3._______________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ Power 4- Elaboration- Must have at least one Power 4 in this paragraph- ELABORATE! 1:_______________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________

6 Concluding Paragraph Your conclusion paragraph should- restate your power 1, summarize power 2s, make a personal statement, and release the reader. Write a rough draft conclusion on lines below: ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ Focus Question- What’s being done to help/change your issue? List organizations (at least 3) and what they’re trying to do to help/change your issue on lines below: ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________

7 Focus Question Answer Use list/notes from previous page to write a developed paragraph response to the question- What’s being done to help/change your issue? ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ Where is issue occurring? Write a few sentences describing location of issue- to go with map in/on project. ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ Presentation Ideas- What form will your project take? Poster, tri-fold, PowerPoint, etc.. ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ Free Choice- anything that will add to my presentation (food, sculpture, song, etc)-list ideas below:________________________________________________________________________________________

8 Africa Project – Goal Sheet Date: _______________ My goal for this period is:__________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Did I reach my goal? Yes/No (circle one), because___________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ My next step is to ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Date: _______________ My goal for this period is:__________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Did I reach my goal? Yes/No (circle one), because___________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ My next step is to ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Date: _______________ My goal for this period is:__________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Did I reach my goal? Yes/No (circle one), because___________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ My next step is to ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Date: _______________ My goal for this period is:__________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Did I reach my goal? Yes/No (circle one), because___________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ My next step is to ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Date: _______________ My goal for this period is:__________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Did I reach my goal? Yes/No (circle one), because___________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ My next step is to ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Date: _______________ My goal for this period is:__________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Did I reach my goal? Yes/No (circle one), because___________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ My next step is to ______________________________________________________________________________________________________


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