Student: Evan Hill
October 28, 2021
For this activity, Evan decided to emphasize how people can enact change through nonviolent protest. Though the project was based on social movements of the pre-Civil War period, Evan connected the universality of this theme--social reform through nonviolent protest--to a more modern event, the March on Washington of 1963.
Students: Caden Bost, Seth Darnell, Melvin Cedillos
September 13, 2021
In Mr. Mitchell's class, students were given the chance to create a multimedia product to show and enhance their learning while encouraging creativity. Students were expected to not only cover a major event, but also explain its causes, effects, and, most importantly, why it MATTERED. In this example, students created a radio podcast that explained the significance of Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" and why it was instrumental in the founding of the United States.
Student: Zoey Clark
August 25, 2021
For the project shown, students were asked to create a collage in which multiple historical events formed a common theme. Students were urged to decide which theme they felt was most significant in the course unit.
In this case, the student decided that mercantilism, the major economic movement of the time, was a central theme, and that many other historical developments such as colonization, tobacco cultivation, indentured servitude, slavery, etc. were intimately connected to this theme.
As seen in the project, the student was also tasked with explaining these connections, and did so eloquently.
September 9, 2021
For this Junior Focus assignment, students were supposed to make a video about their dreams. They had to explain why each item was a dream of theirs and supply a quote relating to each dream while also incorporating music and images.