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Name: Nathan Ludwig
Grade Level: 9th grade History
Rational: To gain an understanding of the events, people, and technology that effected the Korean War.

NETS

1. Creativity and innovation

2. Communication and collaboration

3. Research and Information Fluency

 

ISLS

14.D.4  Analyze roles and influences of individuals, groups and media in shaping current debates on state and national policies.

 

14.F.4a    Determine the historical events and processes that brought about changes in United States political ideas and traditions

 

16.C.4d (W)  Describe how the maturing economies of Western Europe and Japan led to colonialism and imperialism.

 

16.D.4b (US)  Describe unintended social consequences of political events in United States history

Intro
  
    There is a new educational website being built to teach history to students. The website has come to your group and asked for you to come up with information on the Korean War. You are to come up with information on the war including how it could have been prevented or how you think it could have come out differently. The information you collect is to be put into the format of an online newspaper. Be creative on how to present all the information and use your imagination.

Tasks

·         Create maps of Korea with the major battles and cities labeled

·         Research people that played a key role in the war(at least one Korean and one American)

·         Research how the technology used changed the way the war was fought

·         Create an online newspaper reporting the key events of the war and what happened

Process

          Biographer

  1. Collect information about the people from the war. Must have one from Korean side and one from American side

          General

  1. Collect information about the technology used in the war such as weapons and strategies
  2. Research important battles, where they took place and who won. also place these on a map

          Editor and Chief

  1. Take the information from the other group members and put them into a newspaper type form, use the website below to get ideas and examples, feel free to add information and pictures to the articles

Resources

            ·         http://www.history.com/search?search-field=korean+war

This is the history channel website that has video and articles about the war including interviews with soldiers from the war.

 

·         http://korean-war.info/history/

This website has information about the Korean War including maps and pictures.

 

·         http://www.korean-war.com/USUnits.html

This is a page from the Korean War site. There are statistics from the war.

 

·         http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=korean+war&aq=0

Youtube has a variety of videos about the Korean War including actual footage from the war.

 

·         http://www.newspapers.com/

This is a website with a collection of online newspapers. Look at these for examples on how to make your own.

    Teacher Name: Nathan Ludwig


    Student Name:     ________________________________________

CATEGORY
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Articles - Purpose
90-100% of the articles establish a clear purpose in the lead paragraph and demonstrate a clear understanding of the topic.
80-89% of the articles establish a clear purpose in the lead paragraph and demonstrate a clear understanding of the topic.
70-79% of the articles establish a clear purpose in the lead paragraph and demonstrate a clear understanding of the topic.
Less than 70% of the articles establish a clear purpose in the lead paragraph and demonstrate a clear understanding of the topic.
Who, What, When, Where & How
All articles adequately address the 5 W's (who, what, when, where and how).
90-99% of the articles adequately address the 5 W's (who, what, when, where and how).
75-89% of the articles adequately address the 5 W's (who, what, when, where and how).
Less than 75% of the articles adequately address the 5 W's (who, what, when, where, and how).
Spelling and Proofreading
No spelling or grammar errors remain after one or more people (in addition to the typist) read and correct the newspaper.
No more than a couple of spelling or grammar errors remain after one or more people (in addition to the typist) read and correct the newspaper.
No more than 3 spelling or grammar errors remain after one or more people (in addition to the typist) read and correct the newspaper.
Several spelling or grammar errors remain in the final copy of the newspaper.
Contributions of Group Members
Each member of the group completed the task required of them and work with the others in the group
Each member of the group completed the task required of them but did not work well as a group
One part of the assignment missing or done incorrectly. Group did not work well together
Multiple parts of the assignment missing or done incorrectly. Group did not work well together


Conclusion
       With the help of your research and all of your hard work future students will be able to learn about the Korean War in a fun and effective way. Your online newspaper will be on the internet for everyone to see. Everyone in the world will be able to see your research about the technology, people, and battles that were important to the war.
 
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