Project 1

Mr. Hartmann                                    Trimester 1 Social Studies Project
Leadership Project                        Grades 7 and Grades 8

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams

1. Choose a historical figure from the era your social studies class covers: Grade 7 1500 – 1850, Grade 8 1850 – 2000.

2. Use a variety of resources (at least two different resources) to gather information about the historical figure.

3. Compose a hamburger essay which shows how this historical figure “inspire[d] others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more.”

4. Read and re-read your essay so that there are no grammatical, spelling, usage, punctuation errors. And make sure that you have backed up the main idea with facts. You also need to tell me where you got each fact.

For example:

Roman statesman Scipio Cornelius had a “desire to lead a noble life” and he did this by having “a reputation for self-discipline” (Polybius, p 529). Scipio Cornelius inspired others to do more by expecting more of himself, instead of wasting his time on “musical entertainments” and “luxurious habits,” Scipio studied and read closely the laws which he governed of the Roman republic (Polybius, p 529).

When you get information from another source you need to cite it—or write down from where the information came. The direct quotations in the box above came from a book by Polybius on page 529. If you get the information from a webpage, write the webpage in parenthesis, if you get information from a book, write the book’s author and then list the book at the end of your essay.

This project is due Friday, October 26, 2012.
No late assignments will be accepted.

The best two essays from each grade will represent ICS at The Mary Louis Academy’s History Day on November 8, 2012 and get a 105 on project.