Ethnic Studies

Description >

This project asks you to explore a topic of historical or cultural importance in one of the four main ethnic groups we are studying: African American, Native American, Asian American, and Latino.

Research and report on a topic from one of the four groups. Ethnic groups will be assigned randomly. Other students may have your same ethnic group, so choose your topic early. Topics may not be repeated.

  • Your report must include the basic information: who, what, when, where, why and how.

  • Show how the event is important or culturally significant. What resulted from the event or "topic"? Were laws changed? Did people behave differently? Did culture shift/change? Explain.

  • Be sure to list the key players and a bit about each of them and their roles.

  • Add anything that will be important for us to know.

Report format choices:

  • oral presentation with poster illuminating the main ideas

  • oral presentation with PowerPoint illuminating the main ideas

  • oral presentation with video illuminating the main ideas

About your report presentation:

  • Each member of your group needs to participate fully in presentation.

  • Reports must be well organized, well paced, and easy to understand.

  • Verbally cite your sources in your report.

  • Reports should not exceed ten minutes.

  • Hand in a typed works cited page; it must be MLA style.

Topics: (see the list of links below for 12 suggested topics, or consult a history textbook or online history timeline for other ideas)

Resources:

  • Use books, articles, or web sources. Cite any sources you use in a works cited page.

  • Use two sources, minimum

  • The links below are to get you started. Find at least one other resource for your report.

Rubric

Links> Those that are bolded are also topics.

General

African American

Native American

Asian American

Latino

Rubric:

  10
Better than expected!!
9-8
Very Good!
7
Average quality-
6-5
Too many problems
0
You must have thought this up five minutes ago
Your report must include the basic information: who, what, when, where, why and how.

Show how the event is important or culturally significant.

Be sure to list the key players and a bit about each of them. (x2)

         
Each member of your group needs to participate fully in presentation. (x1)  

 

       
Reports must be well organized, well paced, and easy to understand. Verbally cite your sources in your report. (x1)          

Hand in a typed works cited page; it must be MLA style. (x1)

 

 

       
Total _______/50          

 


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