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Dear Parents,

We are beginning our African American history month project. In school we will be learning about the slavery and abolitionist period, as well as the segregation and civil rights movement. Students will be writing a paper about what they are learning in school with me.  As an activity to culminate this unit each student will prepare a quilt square at home to represent what they’ve learned and enjoyed most about African American history.

Each student will be given a paper quilt square to bring home. If you prefer, you may choose to use your own paper or fabric from home for your child’s square. All that I ask is that the dimensions of the square remain the same ( 12’’x 12’’). The completed quilt square should be as detailed as possible.  It may represent a particular person that your child has learned about, or it may represent a period from African American history. The quilt square could also represent a theme – such as peace between all humans. I am leaving the actual content of the quilt square up to individual students and their families. The students will also have to present their quilt square to the class; explaining the images they have chosen to represent, and why.

This assignment should be done by the students with assistance from an adult. Unlike some homework assignments, you can feel free to make this a family project. Below is a copy of the rubric I will use to grade the projects.

The due date for this project is Monday, February 11th, 2019.  Any projects that are completed before February 11th, can be turned in early.

I look forward to seeing the students’ projects! Please contact me with any questions!

Grading Rubric for African American History Month Project

              4 points 3 points 2 points 1 points
Content The project content suggests the student has discovered many important ideas of African American history. The project content is good and suggests the student has discovered some important facts ideas of African American history. The project content is fair and suggests the student has not discovered many important facts. The project content is poor and suggests the student has not done sufficient research
Creativity & Appearance Project is excellently presented, reflecting creativity and a lot of thought. Good creative effort. Project is neat and shows evidence of time spent on it. Some attempt made to add creativity and originality. Project is neat. Little attempt to add color or originality. Project has sloppy appearance.
Oral Presentation Very interesting presentation.  Student could clearly explain what was included in the project and why. Interesting presentation.  Fairly smooth delivery. Could explain most of what was in the project and why. Delivery was not smooth.  The student could not explain some of the ideas represented in the quilt square. Delivery was not smooth.  Could not explain many of the ideas represented in the quilt square.
Audience Was a great audience member, listened very well and asked good questions. Only needed a few reminders to be a polite audience member. Needed some reminders to be a polite audience member. Needed many reminders to be a polite audience member.

A: 16-14 points

B: 13-10 points

C: 9 – 7 points

D: 6 – 4 points

F:   incomplete

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