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Welcome to Historical Character for Lower Elementary! Below we have listed the directions for this year’s research project and hope that you will find them user friendly and geared toward your child’s age/grade level. The one change this year is that we are not requiring the students to write a formal research paper. Each class will be going through the process of how to research a person from history during class time to give them some exposure to the concepts before your work on this assignment at home. We hope that your child enjoys learning about an important person in history and we can’t wait to see how they portray their character during presentations!

 Week 1: Choosing a Character

  1. If your child is a 1st or 2nd grader, he/she may choose any historical character that is deceased and has some historical relevance. Please find and print the week 1 sheet on the ECMCS website. 
  2. If your child is a 3rd grader, he/she must choose a historical character that is deceased and has relevance to South Carolina. Please find and print the week 1 for 3rds on the ECMCS website. There is a list of historical figures from South Carolina to help guide your selection.

***For 1 and 2 grade levels: Consider choosing a character that you can research and find information. If you choose someone that doesn’t have a lot of info you may have a hard time completing the assignments.

  Week 2: Start your Research

  1. Please find and print the week 2 sheet on the ECMCS website. 
  2. Help your child find several research sources. They can be Internet, magazines, or books.
  3. Your child should fill out the worksheet in complete sentences for that week.

*** 1st year friends are required to use 1 source but may use more. 2nd years must use 2 sources or more, and 3rd years must use 3 sources or more.

  Week 3: Continuing Research

  1. Please find and print the week 3 sheet on the ECMCS website.
  2. Your child should start a collection of his/her research this week. You may need to help a child who is not fully reading at this time. Make sure that he/she is doing the majority of the work that you are simply helping!
  3.  Your child should fill out the worksheet in complete sentences for that week. 

 Week 4: Start Planning an Oral Presentation

  1. Please find and print the week 4 sheet on the ECMCS website. 
  2. Your child should start filling out the Planning an Oral Presentation sheet in order to help him her get ready for the final push.

Week 5: Start working on note cards and complete the Planning an Oral Presentation sheet

  1. Please find and print the week 5 sheet on the ECMCS website.
  2. Your child should consider how he/she wants to present to the group. Consider costume, props, note cards, etc.
  3. Your child should spend this week working on their notecards, practicing his/her oral presentation and completing the final Planning an Oral Presentation sheet.

  Week 6: Note cards

  1. Please make sure your child brings his/her final Note Cards to class on Wednesday. (We do not have school on November 3rd, Election Day)
  2. They will start practicing speaking in front of one another. Remember that ALL 2nd and 3rd year students are expected to present. ALL 1st years are required to do the research but can choose if they would like to present.

Week 7: Final Presentation

  1.  Each class will have an assigned time. We will invite parents when we have more information about times. It should be fun and we look forward to hearing and seeing all of your child’s hard work.

 

Historical Character Rubrics
Historical Character Rubric 1st Grade.pdf
Historical Character Rubric 2nd-3rd Grade.pdf

Week 1
historical character week 1 for 1st and 2nd graders.pdf
historical character week 1 for 3rds.pdf

Week 2
Historical Character Research week2.pdf

Week 3

Historical Character Week 3 for 1st years only.pdf
Historical Character Week 3 for 2nd and 3rd graders.pdf

Week 5
Planning an Oral Presentation Week 5.pdf
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