MAGAZINE PROJECT

MAGAZINE PROJECT

In S.S. class during Q3 and Q4, we will work on a research project called The Magazine Project, where the students will create an actual magazine that features three articles on people or events that take place in one decade of history.  This project fulfills the 5th grade MN S.S. Standard of Historical Research and Inquiry.

Magazine Project Learning Targets:

1) I can research a topic, examine sources, and use evidence to draw conclusions about one decade in history.

2) I can create and format a period-style magazine to display my research.

For this project, the students will research a PERSON or EVENT in history, and then write one long magazine article (5-6 paragraphs) plus two shorter articles (3-4 paragraphs). All three article topics need to take place in the SAME DECADE, but the articles do not have to be related in content.

The students will write articles during Q3, and in Q4 will format their articles, photos and ads into a final product that resembles an actual magazine. Much of the reading and writing will take place at school, but plan on spending time at home reading & taking notes, writing “unfinished” articles, receiving editing help from parents, typing final drafts, finding period ads and photos, and formatting magazines.  

The students will work individually on this project. Please let me know if you have questions.

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DUE DATES (Revised after Snow Days)

2/6 Permission Slip Signed

2/11 Article 1, Worksheet 1, Research books in class

2/19 Article 1, Worksheet 2

2/25 Article 1, First Draft, Google Docs (Worksheet 3)

3/1 Article 1, Edited and Complete, Google Docs

3/5 Article 2 Brainstorm Topics (Worksheet 4)

3/8 Article 2, Research complete (Worksheet 5)

3/15 Article 2, Draft, Google Docs

3/22 Article 3, Research Complete (Worksheet 6&7)

4/18 Article 3, Draft, Google Docs

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RESEARCH TOOLS

Log into your MPS account to access some of these databases! http://www.mpls.k12.mn.us/learningresources

1 https://mpsk12.follettdestiny.com/common/servlet/presenthomeform.do?l2m=Home&tm=Home&l2m=Home Destiny School Catalog

2 https://www.biographyonline.net/people/famous-100.html List of 100 famous people

3 https://www.ducksters.com/biography/ Ducksters

4 https://hclib.org/ Hennepin County Library (Resources available in print & online)

5 https://sweetsearch.com/ SweetSearch

6 https://www.teachingbooks.net/ Teaching Books

7 https://asp.tumblebooks.com/Home.aspx?categoryID=13 TumbleBooks

8 https://mndigital.org/projects/ebooks-minnesota e-Books Minnesota

9 https://www.pebblego.com/choose Pebble Go

10 https://www.tumblebookcloud.com/Home.aspx Teen Book Cloud

11 https://www.thefamouspeople.com/famous-people-by-century.php Famous people in history

12 https://aaregistry.org/ African American Registry

13 http://web.b.ebscohost.com.proxy.elm4you.org/web/ehk5/home?preview=false&usrNo=-15861359 Explora Kids  

14 https://school-eb-com.proxy.elm4you.org/levels Encyclopedia Britannica

15 https://www.biography.com/ Biography.com

16 http://gardenofpraise.com/leaders.htm Biographies for kids

17 https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page Simple Wikipedia - use sources at the bottom of articles

18 http://www.vintageadbrowser.com/ Old Advertisements

19 https://www.brainyquote.com/authors Famous Quotes

19 https://www.brainyquote.com/authors Famous Quotes

20 https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_decades Events by Decade

21 https://kids.britannica.com/ Kids Encyclopedia

22 http://academickids.com/ academic search (search on bottom left)

23 https://kids.kiddle.co/ Another Encyclopedia

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