Here are the handouts from Mrs. Bailey for your project. Show your family the assignment and all the resources on this page.
Your project is a Poster Board. It MUST include:
*Pictures with captions or labels (try drawing the pictures rather than copying from Internet or books)
*Writing in your own words
*Facts (include some fun facts)
--First one should be your social studies book
--Name of book or web site is enough.
--> Example. Book Title, page 13
--> www.history.edu Abraham Lincoln
**Don't forget about your 2 -3 minute presentation to the class!
**Remember to use notecards for your presentation!
These are possible topics for your research project:
If you would like to look up any books or materials here at Chester Barrows, use the Library Catalog (all students grade 3 and above are familiar with it). Look up by Subject, Keyword, Author, Title or Series. Feel free to ask Mrs. Rose if you need any assistance.
Webpath Express is a great way to find helpful, educational, high quality and non-commercial web sites for research and information.
Go to the Chester Barrows Library Catalog. On the left side of the screen is a tab for Webpath Express.
From Webpath Express, you can filter by grade, domain, language, etc. Have fun Digging in to Webpath Express!
Click HERE for Webpath Express at Chester Barrows School.
World Book Student should be your first stop (after your textbook, of course)
Just type the name or event that you are researching into the box and click "Search"
(Make sure to spell it correctly!)
After you search for your topic, you can get help with your research by using the outline to the left of the article.
Go to Culture Grams for the maps that you need for this project!
User Name: rilinkcgrams
Another good resource is World Atlas Online, which doesn't need a password or user name.
There's lots of timeline software on the web, but much of it requires a user name and password and assumes that the student will be over 13 years of age.
ReadWriteThink is one that helps with the idea of a timeline.
You can create a sample timeline with World Book Online Timeline Builder. It does require a user name and a password (you can create a free account if you feel like it--we recommend this as a family activity), but only to upload images and store the timeline. It's a great learning tool.
"Covered Wagons". Slatta, Richard W. "Western frontier life in America." World Book Student. World Book, 2013. Web. 12 May 2013.
Louisiana Purchase Area Today. Dethloff, Henry C. "Louisiana Purchase." World Book Student. World Book, 2013. Web. 12 May 2013.