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 Dear Students and Parents, 


    In the next couple of pages you will find the requirements for work during the time that RAPCS is closed. In the syllabus you will find a description of each assignment, how the assignment will be graded, the category of the assignment and the due date. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to me at .  I thank you in advance for your support and cooperation in making sure that our students continue to put their best foot forward! For your knowledge, the requirements and grading will be shown below: 


Assignment Week #1: Research & Response  


For each WEEKDAY, research a significant historical event in History that happened on that day. For example, April 15; identify and research an important event that happened on April 15 of some year in history. It does not matter what year the event occurred, where the event took place, or to whom it occurred. Just make sure the event is a historically important event, and that you choose an event for each weekday. Once you have events for each day selected, you are to create a 2-paragraph write-up of each. The first paragraph must be a summary of the event. The second paragraph must be explained why the event is significant. For example:

Today’s Date: April 9, 2019 

Historical Event Date: April 9, 1731

Historical Event: British Captain Robert Jenkin loses ear by Spanish Guarde Costa in the Caribbean

One Paragraph Summary:  In the mid 1700’s, Britain and Spain fought over goods and slaves in America. In 1731, Caribbean Captain Juan de Leon Frandino bordered Robert Jenkins ship, Rebecca, and harassed him and his crew. While on the ship, Frandino tied Jenkins up and cut off his ear as a threat. Following after, in 1738, Jenkins later testified and declared war on Spain. Later, the war was renamed “ War of Jenkin’s Ear” by Prime Minister Robert Walpole. 


Second Paragraph: This event is important to history because in pre-colonial times all Europeans were fighting over American soil. This particular event is important because it caused an unnecessary war, having a negative impact on Native Americans. In the 1700’s while Europeans were at war, the Native Americans were the people losing out. For example, Native Americans often lost their homes, land, and freedom because of the war. Also, in order to survive many had to pick an alliance to be protected. The war of Jenkins’ Ear caused much hurt and pain because a specific group of people wanted to be greedy and obtain wealth.  


** The date above is just an example. Please Note your assignment dates will vary!

** The assignment will be graded as A DAILY CLASSWORK GRADE 









Information is very organized with well-constructed paragraphs and subheadings.

Information is organized with well-constructed paragraphs.

Information is organized, but paragraphs are not well-constructed.

The information appears to be disorganized. 8)

Paragraph Construction

All paragraphs include introductory sentence, explanations or details, and concluding sentence.

Most paragraphs include introductory sentence, explanations or details, and concluding sentence.

Paragraphs included related information but were typically not constructed well.

Paragraphing structure was not clear and sentences were not typically related within the paragraphs.

Quality of Information

Information clearly relates to the main topic. It includes several supporting details and/or examples.

Information clearly relates to the main topic. It provides 1-2 supporting details and/or examples.

Information clearly relates to the main topic. No details and/or examples are given.

Information has little or nothing to do with the main topic.


All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented in the desired format.

All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented, but a few are not in the desired format.

All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented, but many are not in the desired format.

Some sources are not accurately documented.



    The following are good, valid resources for finding important historical events for any date in history:




Work Cited Example: Authors last name, first name. “Title of Article”. Publisher of Website, Date of Publication. URL. Your Access Date.  


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    American History 


Assignment Week #2: Webquest 

Women’s History Month Webquest Assignment


As we have discussed in class, March is Women’s History Month. We in the United States first officially recognized the significance of women in our history in New York City on February 28th, 1909. The Socialist Party of America held this day to honor the women who protested working conditions during the 1908 garment worker’s strike. International Women’s Day became an annual observance across many countries of the world, and was used to honor significant women in history and fight for equal rights for women. The United States celebrates International Women’s Day every year on March 8th, with the entire month of March dedicated to influential women in history.


To celebrate Women’s History Month, we are going to research different influential women in the history of our country and present our research to the rest of the class. This project will involve extensive use of the internet, as well as other computer programs, textbooks, and other printed materials. The class will be broken up into groups of two, and each group will be assigned one of the following women:

    Patrice Bath, Anna Arnold Hedgeman, Miriam E. Benjamin, Maggie Lena Walker, Marva Collins, Mary Van Brittan Brown, Dr. Shirley Jackson, Marian Croak, Lisa Gelobter, Harriet Tubman, Maya Angelou, Daisy Bates, Rosetta Tharpe, Angela Davis, Barbara Conrad, Wangari Maathai, Misty Copeland, Madam C.J. Walker, Mae C. Jemison, Oprah Winfrey, Mary Kenner, Shirley Chisholm, Byllye Avery, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Bianca Laureano, Simmone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Meghan Markle, Michelle Obama, Ava DuVernay, Phylicia Reshad, Shelia Johnson, Condaleeza Rice

The final product for this project will include a PowerPoint presentation and an one (1) page  reflection paper.
Step 1: Look on the internet for at least 3 legitimate websites that include information about your assigned woman in history. These websites must either be a .gov, .edu, or .org website.
Step 2: Using these sources, research answers to the following questions:

  1.  Where and when was your assigned woman born? What was her childhood like? 

  2.  What was her profession?

  3.  How has she influenced United States history?

  4.  What were some of the challenges she faced in her efforts?

  5.  What is an interesting fact about your assigned woman that most people would not know?

  6.  When did your assigned woman die? How did she die? 

Step 3: As you are doing research, ensure you take proper notes, and ensure you record page numbers and/or paragraphs with significant or interesting quotes, and websites.

Step 4: Create a slide-by-slide PowerPoint outline for a presentation you will give to your class about your assigned woman. ( EACH SLIDE SHOULD HAVE AN ONE (1) PARAGRAPH SUMMARY ON THE SIX (6) QUESTIONS GIVEN ABOVE)
Step 5: Using that outline, create the actual presentation, to include 4 images per slide.

Step 6: Create a Works Cited page in your powerpoint. Ensure it is also MLA format.
Step 7: Practice the presentation at least 3 times.
Step 8: Present your PowerPoint presentation based on the schedule.

 Step 9: While you are presenting, you will follow a rubric to help assess that presentation. 

Step 10: Every student must write their own reflection on the project to be turned in. The reflection must be at least 1 page double-spaced and must include, at the very least, the answers to the following questions:

  1.  What did you like most about your presentation?

  2.  Did you learn anything you did not know before?

  3.  What would you do differently if you could do it all over again?

  4.  What challenges did you face while completing this project?

  5.  Do you have any recommendations for me for future classes as to how make this project more efficient and enjoyable?






PowerPoint Rubric

Student’s Name:________________________________________________________








Knowledge gained 

Students give in depth details about a person's life. Answering all guiding questions in detail

Students give some details about a person's life. Answering some guiding questions in detail

Student answers guiding questions  without going into detail 

few or no details provided


Apply 4 pictures per slide 

Apply 3 pictures per slide 

Apply 2 pictures per slide 

Apply 1 or NO pictures per slide 


Student apply all components of MLA website citation in its proper format (3 citations)

Apply some components of MLA website citation in its proper format (2  citations)

Apply few components of MLA website citation; not using its proper format (1 citation)

No citation included

Grammar/ Spelling 

No grammar/spelling errors 

1-3 grammar/spelling errors 

4-6 grammar/spelling errors 

7-10 grammar/spelling errors 

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