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Back in Time Project - American History Research Project

GET EXCITED, ENERGIZED, AND EAGER ABOUT AMERICAN HISTORY!
�Without history, we have no future. Learning about the history of our nation will provide you with the
necessary tools to make a difference in the world.�

Summary - You will select a time in American history to research. You are to become an �expert� on this
time in history by taking detailed notes on notecards. You may use books, the internet, magazines, and
primary sources for your research. All resources must be documented in a bibliography. After you have
completed your notes, you will write a historical fiction speech in the voice of a character who lived
during your historical time. You will become that character and come out of the �time machine� to bring
HISTORY ALIVE.

Step 1 (35 points)
Organize your 7 notecards
Background Information
Important events and dates
Historical figures
Impact on American History
LIfestyle - Way of Life
Famous Quotes
Other Important Information
**Wars must include three additional cards
Cause
Countries Involved
Key battles

Step 2 (5 points)
Prewriting Activity
Complete the prewriting worksheet

Step 3 (50 points)
Write your rough draft.
Engaging Lead in - hook the audience by a dramatic entrance
Written in the first person of a fictional character
Creatively include historical facts and historical figures
Action packed
Use �college talk�
Include famous quotes from your time in history
Bring History Alive
Must be a least two pages typed double-spaced and no longer than three pages

Step 4 (15 points)
Revisions and Edits
Self-Edit Checklist
Conference with Teacher
Step 5 (30 points)
Finished Product
Revised and Edited Speech (2 copies)
Bibliography

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