We will complete several performance tasks this year in Social Studies related to the content we are studying. Students will research a topic of their choice, complete a project sheet, and present the information they learn to the class along with a visual aid of their choosing. Some of the websites listed below may be of assistance to students in their search. They may also use other resources of their choosing from the internet or library. The project directions are as follows:

1st Quarter - Native Americans Due Date TBA

http://www.ducksters.com/history/native_americans.php
http://www.thrall.org/history/#American_History_-_Native_Americans
http://history.howstuffworks.com/native-american-history/early-native-americans.htm
http://www.ask.com/web?q=Native+American+Indian+Tribes&o=101981&l=dir&qsrc=466
http://nativeamericans.mrdonn.org/index.html
http://www.kidskonnect.com/subjectindex/16-educational/history/273-native-americans.html


2nd Quarter - Early Explorer, Settler, Colonist, or Founding Father (1600-1800) Due Date TBA


slides - http://www.slideshare.net/Danielgreen76/early-explorers-of-america
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/namerica.shtml
http://www.phschool.com/atschool/ahon/history_interactive/mvl-1021/common_player.html
http://www.slideshare.net/js72054/early-european-explorers
http://history.howstuffworks.com/european-history/european-explorers.htm

3rd Quarter - Historial American (1800-1875) Due Date TBA


http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/biographies/
http://americanhistory.about.com/od/historicalfigures/Historical_Figures_and_Important_People.htm
http://www.freedomshrine.com/historical-american-figures.php
http://www.history.com/topics/american-history

http://www.americaslibrary.gov/

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/

http://www.thrall.org/history/
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/browse/ListSome.php?category=African%20American%20History
http://www.kshs.org/p/african-american-history/15016
http://www.biography.com/people/groups/black-history/all



4th Quarter -

1st Quarter - National Symbols, Monuments, & Parks Due Date

National Parks - A national park is a park, in use for conservation purposes.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_national_parks_of_the_United_States
http://www.nps.gov/index.htm
http://www.nps.gov/findapark/index.htm
http://www.nationalparks.org/

National Monuments - The power to grant national monuments comes from the Antiquities Act of 1906. A National Monument in the United States is a protected area that is similar to a National Park except that the President of the United States can quickly declare an area of the United States to be a National Monument without the approval of Congress.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Monument_(United_States)
http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/blm_special_areas/NLCS/monuments.html
http://www.johnstonsarchive.net/other/npark6.html
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/03/25/president-obama-establishes-five-new-national-monuments
http://www.gorp.com/parks-guide/united-states-national-monuments-outdoor-pp1-guide-cid62-ctid812.html

National Symbols -

A national symbol is a symbol of any entity considering itself and manifesting itself to the world as a national community – namely sovereign states, but also nations and countries in a state of colonial or other dependence, (con)federal integration, or even an ethnocultural community considered a 'nationality' despite the absence of political autonomy.[1[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_symbols#cite_note-1|]]]
National symbols intend to unite people by creating visual, verbal, or iconic representations of the national people, values, goals, or history.

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/symbols/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_symbols
http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/National_Symbols/National-Symbols.html
http://www.symbols.gov/
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Helpful and interesting sites:

General History Sites

Very Helpful -
https://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/History
http://www.thrall.org/history/
states
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-NMLLOyxXI&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&v=7LmGYjJzzcY&NR=1
culture
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeEdoIwwTlw&feature=related
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/
Social studies
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/worldgames/puzzles/jigsaw_menu.htm
http://www.timeforkids.com/around-the-world
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/
http://www.50states.com/

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/
http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/white-house-101/