Buckley Country Day School ~ 8th Grade History


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The Cold War

To learn more about pivotal moments of the Cold War, eighth-graders will create wiki pages that combine political cartoons, images, timelines, and videos. The students will use these media to teach others about the defining events of the decades.

DUE DATE: END OF THE DAY, MONDAY, MAY 21, 2007


8E
Korea
Berlin Wall
McCarthyism
Cuban Missile Crisis
Vietnam
Watergate
8H
Korea
Berlin Wall
McCarthyism
Cuban Missile Crisis
Vietnam
Watergate
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Your WIKI PAGE should contain the following items, in the following order:
1. Title
  • At the top of your wiki page, write an appropriate and interesting title
  • Use “Heading 1” Wikispaces font
2. Original Political Cartoon
  • Draw on paper an original cartoon with a clear opinion about your topic
  • Think of cartoon styles from the entire year (symbols, words, creativity, etc.)
  • Scan the cartoon into your files and upload it to your wiki page
3. Explanation of Cartoon
  • Turn your political cartoon into a link that connects to a new page
  • On this page, write one paragraph (5-7 sentences) explaining the cartoon’s meaning and the artists’ opinion
4. Two (2) Images
  • On the main wiki page, post two (2) images that reinforce your topic
  • All images should come from the ABC-CLIO American History database
  • Choose different types of images (photos, drawings, maps, cartoons, etc.)
5. Timeline
  • Create an original timeline of major events relating to your topic
  • Use the table format, with a least ten (10) entries
  • All research should come from the ABC-CLIO American History database
6. Video Clip
  • Under a sub-heading, post one (1) video clip that reinforces your topic
  • All video clips should come from the United Streaming database
  • Clips should be under five (5) minutes and under ten (10) megabytes
7. Works Cited
  • List all sources (including the ABC-CLIO and United Streaming databases)
  • Refer to the Buckley Style Guide for proper format