Step 3

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Step 3 – Final Product

We will be working in the library from Wed. Dec. 19 to Jan. 11. Then the product is due on Mon. Jan. 14. No exceptions.

Choose your final product by Mon. Dec. 17.

To help you decide which product to choose, look at this document to see how each product will be evaluated (marked):

CHW 3M Parallel Rubrics for CCA

Here are some pointers on how to choose:

CCA_Final_Products_Overviews

Key Dates

Wed. Dec. 19:

  1. Follow the steps on this sheet: CHW3M_CCA_First_Day_Final_Product

Thurs. Dec. 20: 

  1. work on developing your outline. Use one of the templates I provided. I will want to see the completed outline (basically all of your info and citations and images) by Wed. Jan 9. That gives you a week of in-class work to perfect the content and arguments after that.

One HUGE caution:

for all your content, make sure you not only give evidence to prove the theme/thesis but ALSO explain how the evidence proves the theme/thesis. Think of the balanced see-saw.

Mon. Jan. 7:

  1. Have your  bibliography complete – a list of all the sources you used since we started the CCA project. Sources are listed in alphabetical order according to author’s last name.

CHW3M_CCA_Final_Bibliography (1)

Wed. Jan. 9: outlines should be completed for checking.

Mon. Jan. 14: Final product due – no extensions.

 

CHECKLISTS

Here is a checklist of the major features required for each product. Print yours and use it along the way.

CHW3M_CCA_Essay_Checklist

CHW3M_CCA_HTC_Posters_Checklist

CHW3M_CCA_Museum_Display_Checklist

CHW3M_CCA_Storybook_Checklist

 

 

RUBRICS

Know how you will be marked by checking out the rubric for each product. Make sure to print off a copy when you hand in your final product on Mon. Jan. 14. Print your rubric.

CHW3M_Rubric_CCA_Essay_June_2018

CHW3M_Rubric_CCA_HTC_Posters_June_2018

CHW3M_Rubric_CCA_Museum_Display_June_2018

CHW3M_Rubric_CCA_Storybook_June_2018

 

 

 

TOPIC

You have a lot of leeway to choose what you want to focus on. I suggest that you narrow down your civ to something arguable. You may use the same theme as the timeline with attitude but it makes you seem like you’re repeating stuff!

  • what made your civ flourish or decline
  • what made your civ technologically advanced
  • the hierarchy in your civ.
  • something you wanted to focus on in your original guiding questions
  • cultural highlights
  • political aspects
  • other (consult with Ms. G if you’re not sure)

Honestly, narrowing down will probably be the hardest part! Now, be careful: the topic is not the same as the theme.

 

THESIS

Once you have your topic narrowed down you can create your thesis statement (if you’re doing an essay). It will be the main argument you’ll be trying to prove. It should be one sentence long and contain your position on a topic.

Here’s a thesis statement for an Egypt essay that follows the format of main argument + sub-topics described:

In ancient Egypt there was a very close connection between state and religion as seen through rulers who gained their status through divine descent, festivals and rituals that had both sacred and governmental importance, and monumental structures built to reflect the pharaoh’s closeness to the gods.

 

Theme

A theme is a lesson or a message that you want to convey to your reader about your civilization. It is not as concrete as a thesis; you will relate your content to it as opposed to proving it.

Here are a few themes for an Egypt final product (other than essay):

  • The overlap of state and religion.
  • The crucial role of scribes in Egyptian society.
  • The hierarchical nature of Egyptian society.
  • Strong women’s rights in Egypt.

 

 

OUTLINE/DRAFT

You will have to do an outline/draft for whichever product you are doing once you have created your thesis/theme. Outlines will be checked  on Wed. Jan 9. 

EssayCHW3M_CCA_Template_Essay_Outline_2018

Here is a sample essay outline on Egypt. CHW3M_CCA_Sample_Essay_Outline_2018

Museum Display – slide outlines:

CCA__Outline_Template_Museum_Display

HTC Posters:

CHW3M_CCA_Template_HTC_Posters_Outline_2018

Storybook: (note that the teacher version is the fact-checker – you need both)

CHW3M_CCA_Outline_Template_Storybook

CHW3M_CCA__Outline_Template_Storybook_Teacher_Version

 

 

FINDING IMAGES

For HTC posters, museum display, and storybook (if you don’t create your own images), you will need to find primary source images. Here are some hints:

  1. Sure, you can do Google image searches. BUT, the trick is that you need to look at the source (where the image is from). Google is not the source. Google is just the search engine. If the web page doesn’t say the original source, you shouldn’t use the image. Don’t trust it just because it’s on the internet.
  2. Images should be from the time, not from later on.
  3. Images should be meaningful, not decorative.
  4. You always want to identify where and when the image is from (in the civ).

 

CITATIONS and BIBLIOGRAPHY

All products require citations (either footnotes or endnotes) in Chicago style. This is why it has been so important to write down page numbers; endnotes and footnotes require page numbers.

In every single format, every time you give information that is not from your own head you will have to CITE IT! If you don’t you will get zero for plagiarism. 

You will also need a bibliography at the end listing all of your sources.

Follow the formats for footnotes and bibliography identified in this handout: Documentation_for_history_essays_CHW3M (1)

 

 

FINAL PRODUCT SAMPLES

Here are some samples (not fully complete) of what each product might look like:

HTC Posters: here is one for Ethical Dimension

CHW3M_CCA_Sample_HTC_Poster

Museum Display: 

CCA_Sample_Museum_Display_revised

Student sample from last year:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1MRTI34lngKNnXNOavCOi_w1aOlCCRoHTlmGkxg7S1_Q/edit

 

Essay: Ms. G has many paper copies.

Children’s Storybook: 

Aztec_Storybook by Jamie, Iulia, Nicole and Andrew P. (from a class about 5 years ago – it was for a different project but you should be able to get the gist of it. Back then I asked for the fact-checking companion as a PPT as well. Here is one: Aztec_Storybook teacher version by Jamie, Iulia, Nicole and Andrew P. .)

 

Samples from last year will be shown in class. They are not to be removed.

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