Historical Dimensions Project

While history usually gets a bad rap, and while it may seem dull and uninspiring to the untrained eye, we as historians know the real power that it holds…BEHOLD! The transformation of history from text to real life! (kinda…)

Over the next few weeks, you will investigate one aspect of the early 19th century, essentially becoming an expert on your area of history. As an expert, you will be able to present your topic to the world…which is exactly what we will be doing!

The following steps will be taken in order to transform you all into mini-historical experts:

  1. Research your topic until your brain hurts
    1. Find AT LEAST 5 primary and 5 secondary sources about your topic
    2. Take notes/collect information on those sources
    3. Be sure to record all of your sources so you can footnote everything and create a bibliography (or here) at the end of your project
  2. Use all your info to create a PowerPoint on your topic that has AT LEAST 10 slides
  3. Write a script/lecture narrating your PowerPoint
  4. Create a Wiki page for all your research
  5. Use VoiceThread to upload and record your accompanying script for your PowerPoint
  6. Create a test or a list of open-ended questions that accompanies your Wiki page that everyone in the class will complete after viewing your page
  7. Use all of your knowledge to create a physical display of your topic
    1. *learn how to make a poster*
    2. Include color, pictures, text, one physical model, two primary sources
  8. Present display to family and friends at the 19th century history fair!

Holy Technology, Batman! This project is really like 10 projects in one, meaning you get to present history in a ton of different, interesting ways and teach the world all about your area of history…but don’t worry…you will not be all alone. It’s a partner project (*insert cheering here*).

Chapter 7

  • Industrial Revolution (Pg 232-236, Section 2)
  • Native American Resistance/Trail of Tears (Pg 242-249, Section 4)

Chapter 8

  • Working Conditions/Immigration (Pg 256-262, Section 1)
  • Southern Manufacturing/Cotton (Pg 263-268, Section 2)
  • Slavery/Underground Railroad (Pg 269-277, Section 3)

Chapter 9

  • Second Great Awakening (Pg 282-285, Section 1)
  • Social Reform (Pg 286-291, Section 2)
  • Abolition (Pg 292-296, Section 3)
  • Women’s Rights (Pg 297-301, Section 4)

Chapter 10

  • Manifest Destiny/Texas (Pg 306-310, Section 1)
  • Mexican War (Pg 311-316, Section 2)
  • Oregon Trail (Pg 317-322, Section 3)
  • California/Gold Rush (Pg 323-327, Section 4)