Social Studies

September/October
Geography of New York State
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Here are some ideas for a social studies project.

Students must pick EITHER a social studies OR science project.

Iroquois Project Ideas

 

REPORT: Write about something specific in the lives of the Iroquois. Examples include sports, such as a lacrosse, words that we use today, etc…        (Please run it by me first)

 

MAP: Make a map of the area where the Iroquois lived. Include waterways, trails, etc..

(Must include the 5 original nations)

 

JOURNAL: Write journal entries as if you were and Iroquois boy or girl. (At least 5) 

 

TIMELINE: Make a timeline of the events in Iroquois history. Explain them.

 

INTERVIEW: Write and/or record an interview with an Iroquois boy/girl.

 

DIORAMA: This is the longhouse project.

(Separate sheet of instructions on the back with a separate rubric!)

 

POSTER: Make a poster about the life of the Iroquois. (Need at least 5 facts).

 

ABC BOOK: Using as many letters in the alphabet as you can, create a book from A-Z (Arrows to Zucchini) of people, places and/or things related to the Iroquois. You must write a sentence with the word and illustrate each as well.

 

If you have another idea for a project please let me know ASAP.

 

Your project MUST include the equivalent of one written page.

(*3 paragraphs with at least 5 sentences in each)

Ideally your writing should describe the representations you used and how they were used by the Iroquois.

For example you could describe where a longhouse would be located, what is was made of, how it was set up on the inside, and who would live in it. You could describe the crops they grew, and other types of foods they ate. You may also write a paragraph about how you constructed your longhouse. The main idea with the writing is for you to have something to talk about during your presentation.

 

**NOTE: You do not have to do the written page if you choose do the Report, Journal or ABC Book.

 

YOUR PROJECT IS DUE ON Wednesday, MARCH 13,  2018

You will be graded on:

CONTENT                                60 POINTS

CREATIVITY                           10

NEATNESS                              10

PRESENTATION                     10

MECHANICS                           10 (Grammar, Punctuation, Capitalization, Spelling)

 

Total:                                                              Grade:                                    

 

Name                                                                                                                         

 

Longhouse Project

 

You will design and build a longhouse that accurately depicts what an Iroquois longhouse looked like. You are free to use any available resources, including our NYS Social Studies textbook, the Internet, and If Your Lived With The Iroquois by Ellen Levine, to help with your creation.

 

  1. The longhouse must be on a base that is no larger than 15’’ by 15’’.

     

    You may use any materials that work for your design including tree bark, twigs, sticks, toothpicks, clap, twin, paper, etc…           Although the longhouse doesn’t need to be a perfect scale model, it should be proportional in size. Remember: it is a longhouse. 

     

  2. Additionally, your longhouse should include things you would see in the Iroquois’ environment, such as:
  • A stockade (fence)
  • Water (streams, lakes, etc.)
  • Trees
  • Crops

 

Other things that may be included are:

  • Pottery
  • Baskets
  • Canoes
  • Tools
  • Animal skins/blankets/clothing
  • Fire pits
  • An interior view with fire pits, smoke holes and platforms

 

BE CREATIVE

 

You will present your project to the class and explain what you have included, and how it was used by the Iroquois. Your presentation will be worth 10% of your grade. You will be graded on the following:

 

            Shape and structure of the longhouse (20 pts)

             Setting of the longhouse (water, trees, crops, etc.) (20 pts)

             Details which show daily activities in their lives (20 pts)

             Writing (30 pts) Your project must include the equivalent of one written page.

(*3 paragraphs with at least 5 sentences in each)

Ideally your writing should describe the representations you used and how they were used by the Iroquois.

For example you could describe where a longhouse would be located, what is was made of, how it was set up on the inside, and who would live in it. You could describe the crops they grew, and other types of foods they ate. You may also write a paragraph about how you constructed your longhouse. The main idea with the writing is for you to have something to talk about during your presentation.

                 Presentation (10 pts)

 

Project Grade