A Timeline of My
Directions: Your first assignment for 19th Century
American History will be a timeline of important events in your life. I am assigning you this task so that I may
get to know you. For this reason, it
is important that you take this assignment seriously and include important
events that have happened to you personally.
For example it would be appropriate for you to include breaking your arm
when you were eight, but it would not be appropriate for you to include I
passed the third grade. All items
should be significant events in your life.
The assignment will be broken into three parts and they are as follows.
- Journal #1
(25 points)-Using at least ¾ of the page, write in detail about five events
that have had a significant impact on your life. You should include all-important details. I should be able to get the whole story
from your journal.
- Journal #2
(25 points)-Make a list of fifteen or more items that you want to include on
your timeline. You may organize
your timeline however you want as long as it follows a chronological
order. Please make sure that you
write your list in the order you will place the items on your timeline.
(50 points)-You will be given a large piece of construction paper to use to
design your timeline. Your
timeline will be hung in the classroom so make sure that it is appropriate
for school. The timeline should be
neat, colorful, creative, unique, and legible with the correct spelling of
all words. You will be graded on
the previous items as well as spelling, organization, and the title of
- Journal #1
and #2 should be completed by the end of class on Tuesday January 21,
- In the
event that you do not complete either journal in class on Tuesday, you
will need to complete both journals for homework.
- You will
have class time on Wednesday to complete your timeline. Feel free to bring anything from home
that you would like to use for your project. Your timeline must be
complete by the end of class on Wednesday, January 22, 2003.
This project is worth
100 points. Remember that this is the
first project that we are doing in class.
If you and your classmates cannot handle this project, there will be no
others. I plan to do many
projects. Please keep in mind that your
behavior will determine if the class will get to do more projects.