Project: History Quest

Teacher: Jeffrey Rezac
School: Highland Park High School
Location: Topeka, Kansas USA
Start Date: 04/12/2010
End Date: 05/12/2010
Project Plan
Unique Requests of
Participating Mentors:

We would like mentors to have interest in history, especially related to the Cold War era: civil rights and Vietnam War. Mentors will help students with research, essay writing, PowerPoint, and Excel. Mentors will be working with a variety of learning levels and a low level of preexisting content and computer knowledge. Mentors will participate in the grading of outcomes using the rubrics provided by the teacher.

Description:

This project is for mentors interested in history, related to modern events of the Cold War and Civil Rights. Students will be studying history by completing 3 mini projects: Historical Figure Question & Answer, Tracing a World Event, and Time line using MS Excel. Mentors will assist students in the 3 mini projects and also be involved in the grading process using rubric created by the teacher.

Benchmarks:

1. US History Curriculum Benchmark #3 - students use a working knowledge and understanding of individuals, groups, ideas, developments, and turning points in the era of the Cold War and Civil Rights Movement 2. Technology & Communication Skills 3. Research & Writing Skills 4. Cooperation & Independent Study Skills

Duration:

5

Grade Level:

10

Content Area:

US History

Student Outcomes:

1. Student/Mentor Messages 2. Writing Component (Historical Figure Q&A) 3. Tracing a World Event 4. Time line using MS Excel

Evaluation of
Student Outcomes:

A separate rubric for each project component for Teacher and for Mentor for evaluation Quantity and quality of messages with mentors

Teacher Role:

1. Teaching curriculum 2. Facilitate cooperation between participants 3. Grade outcomes

Mentor Role:

1. Assist students with research and citation procedures 2. Send messages to students 3. Participate in the grading of outcomes using Rubric for teachers benefit