Standard: VS.5a Revolutionary War
TOPIC: Famous Virginian/TIME Magazine "Man of the Year"
NOTE: This is a 2-Part Research Report (schoo) & Project (take home)
Students will be doing research on one famous Virginian from during the Revolutionary War era (April 1775 – September 1783). Theirjob is to research information related to this famous person and his contributions during the Revolutionary War. Students will be writing a report about their chosen famous Virginian that includes how he helped win the war and specific contributions he made to the war effort that would qualify him to be nominated “TIME Magazine’s Man of the Year” in 1783. Students will be required to use at least 4 different sources such as the Internet, textbook, encyclopedias, or library books.
PART 2: TIME Magazine Man of the Year PROJECT
In addition to the “TIME Magazine Man of the Year” research report students complete on one famous Virginian in class, they will be making a cardboard figure of their chosen famous person (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James (Armistead) Lafayette, or Patrick Henry).
They will use an outlined figure, trace the figure onto poster board or cardboard. Then, they will decorate the figure to represent the person. Students may use as many different kinds of materials found around their home to make their person look authentic.
*Student work samples are photographed for reference.