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US History 11- Downing: Vignette Project 2018: Assignment


2019 Vignette Project Covering 1975 through June 2018

         As our final written project of the year, each person will have the opportunity to recognize an individual that deserves to be recognized and respected by our nation today, even if their journey is still ongoing.  You will create a biographical sketch of this person, highlighting their accomplishments but you need to provide a well-rounded view of their life – every great story has a beginning, middle and end.  Your final project must contain: a minimum of 5 different sourcesat least one book and at least one newspaper or magazine or journal article. You must also include a picture of your person.

Other guidelines:

  1. Minimum of 500 words.
  2. The person can be living or deceased.
  3. The person CANNOT be a current politician, or an entertainer of any kind – that includes – professional athlete; movie/television/theatre/music/dance or YouTube performer or current promoter/sponsor of any of the above items. Current members of the Forbes 400 list are also excluded from the project.
  4. Only one person can write about each individual – everyone must tell me of their choice NO LATER THAN the end of school on Friday May 3. You can pick someone before that date – the sooner the better so no one else can select the person you are thinking about.
  5. We will be in the Media Center on May 2, May 3 and May 6 and you will have several in-class work days, too.
  6. Projects are due on Friday MAY 17You will submit a hard copy of your paper and an electronic version of your paper to me on that day.
  7. If you have questions, please let me know – this project is an essay grade. Essays are 33% of the quarter grade (this is one of several essay grades this quarter).

Questions? Ask Ms. Stuart