Make sure you know who’s in your group
Each person should be in a group with 2 to 3 other people (3-4 people in each group). In your notebook, under your thoughts about the quote from Animal Farm, write the names of the other members of your group.
Student Acceptable Use Policy
Read the Portland Public Schools student acceptable use policy at http://www.pps.k12.or.us/directives/aur1-00.shtml
Under the names of your group members, write: “I have read and understand the Portland Public Schools student acceptable use policy” and sign it.
If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, speak with me BEFORE you proceed with this project.
You will each become experts on the evolution of civil rights for the populations you chose (see your card). After researching, refining and polishing your work for each decade, your group will enter all information about the populations you are studying into the attached chart (“Evolution of civil rts – WebQuest chart”).
The first time you enter information — for the 1930s — will be a baseline report and should fully address the political, social and economic status of all the populations on which you are focusing. In Box F (Compare / Contrast), you will evaluate the relative status of each population to the others in your group during that decade.
For each decade we study (1930s to the present), your group will repeat this process.
You may, if you choose, use the homework section of my wiki (http://gstuckart.wikispaces.com/) to keep your group’s DRAFT chart so that it is in a shared place accessible to all group members. If you do, make sure the file name includes the word DRAFT and your group number. E-mail the file to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post it on the wiki.
You must use the wiki to post your FINAL chart when it is due, after each group member has included their information and the group has signed off on it. Make sure the file name includes the word FINAL and your group number, then e-mail it to me at email@example.com.
* It is very important that you put your group number (not your names) on this chart.
* You are not limited to the space in the chart – the boxes will expand if you need more space.
* It is up to each group to distribute, negotiate and coordinate their group’s work. Your grade will be based on your group’s work.
* Each group will focus on 3-4 populations; you will not be required to research or enter information about the populations on which your group is not focusing.
For each decade we study, you will review at least 3 other groups’ charts (as posted on the wiki). As a group, you will vote for the best A,B C, D, E, F, and G of the decade we are studying at the time. When we have chosen the best elements for each decade, we will combine them to create a collaborative study guide for the AP exam.
You will have one week after the assignments are posted to review and vote for the best elements. You will vote, as a group, online with Survey Monkey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=5TQvKHXNatucbR7pAcVLuQ_3d_3d
Open the attached “WebQuest Resources” document. There are many good resources in this document, but you will also need to identify additional credible sources to complete the assignment. All of your sources must be cited in your group’s bibliography.
All sources must be included, in MLA format, in a separate bibliography that your group will also complete. Each group (not each individual) will produce a bibliography. The final bibliography will be posted on the wiki (see below).
As with the chart, you may, if you choose, use the homework section of my wiki to keep your group’s DRAFT bibliography so that it is in a shared place accessible to all group members. If you do, make sure the file name includes the word DRAFT and your group number.
You must use the wiki to post your FINAL bibliography when it is due, after each group member has included their information and the group has signed off on it. Make sure the file name includes the word FINAL and your group number.
Some good resources for MLA format are below:
MLA Formatting and Style Guide
Son of Citation Machine
After we have completed the charts and voted for the best elements of each decade, we will compile the best elements into one collaborative study guide for everyone to use when preparing for the AP exam.
You will also, at a date to be determined later, create a notebook assignment titled, “WebQuest: The meaning of Equality.” Using a thesis, historical context and supporting evidence, you will write an essay answering the following questions:
What do equality and civil rights mean today? Has that changed since the 1930s? If so, how?