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November 5, 2012

The members of Miss Dorland and Mrs. Richter’s junior English classes participated a project which included all aspects of literacy. We researched, read, wrote a summary of the articles, reviewed creating citations, wrote a historical fictional narrative, and  created a multi-media presentation which was shared with our classmates. The subject of this project was a figure who had lived between 1600 and 1800’s  and who had contributed to the American Dream. Topics spanned  a wide assortment of individuals including slaves, Native Americans, and immigrants.  All were people who had worked their way up from humble beginnings to become influential leaders.

The ideas came from the Early American literature that we had read. Stories, such as, “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano,” “Narrative Frederick Douglass,” and “Native American Myths.” inspired students to examine other not-so-famous Americans.

The events in the project could be fictional, but needed to be backed by researched information, such as the time period and the character or culture. For the creative section of the project, we presented our project  as a powerpoint, an iMovie, or a glogster, or go animate (an example of each is below). The presentation was given to the class and fun was had by all.
Emily Eveland, Aaron Houin, Makayla DePoy, Nick Bayley

Booker Washington GoAnimate

Fanny Kemble

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