Alton School District: 1854 E. Broadway, Alton, IL 62002 | Phone: 618-474-2600 Fax: 618-463-2126

 

Christmas or Winter Holiday Celebrations Research project

1. Select a country or a culture’s Christmas or winter celebration.

2. Research the country or culture. You must use a minimum of two sources. Answer the following questions from both sources and write down the bibliography information from the sources that you use. You may use more than two sources if two does not cover all the key information that is required. All information should be recorded on these sheets. 3 days-Nov 27-29

?Name of the celebration and the people that celebrate it. (Must write down the sources with the information that you record)

 

?Reason that they celebrate-History behind their holiday and their celebration (Must write down the sources with the information that you record)

?Customs or things they do to celebrate (Must write down the sources with the information that you record)

 

?Symbols or things they use to celebrate (Must write down the sources with the information that you record)

 

?Special foods or drinks that are enjoyed at their events (Must write down the sources with the information that you record) Make sure you record the recipe if you are going to prepare for our party!!

 

?Music that is traditionally enjoyed at their celebration (Must write down the sources with the information that you record) You will need to record if you are going to get extra credit for our party on the 20th

 

3. Bibliography information from your sources: ( Must have at least two different sources) Include additional sources if necessary to fulfill all key points.

 

 

Source number one:

?Title

? Author

? Website

? Publisher

? Date of download

? Year of publication

? City of publication

Source number two:

?Title

? Author

? Website

? Publisher

? Date of download

? Year of publication

? City of publication

?

4. Write a research paper using all the information that you found throughout your research. All the points in #2 must be included in the paper. 3 days-Nov 30-Dec.4

Rubric for grading

?Title page that includes your name, your country or culture, date, and Roady LA3

? Topic sentence or intro paragraph

? Body paragraphs that answer all the points in #2

? Must have at least one direct quote from your sources and it must be correctly documented. Mrs. Roady will provide all information to help you with this.

? All data is documented with correct sourcing. Mrs. Roady will provide all information to help you with this.

? Use correct spelling and capitalization

? Use complete sentences-no run ons or fragments

? Conclusion

? Bibliography page. Mrs. Roady will provide all information to help you with this.

You must write your paper and then work with a partner to revise. The final paper and

the rough draft are due on Dec. 5.

5. Visual display- You must create a poster that displays answers to all of the points in #2. Posters must be neat, colorful, and with correct spelling. Posters are due on Dec. 7th

6. Oral presentation- Create notecards for your presentation. All key information should be in your presentation. Good eye contact, classroom voice, and professional body language are required for this presentation. Presentations will be given on Dec14, 17, 18, 19, and 20th.

 

 

 

Speech rubric:

?Eye contact is made with the audience

? Voice quality

? Presentation covers all key points

? Presentation includes a natural beginning, middle, and end

7. Compare and Contrast diagram describing the similarities and differences between your selected county or culture and another. Due on Dec. 20th, and may be completed Dec. 14-20th  as presentations are being delivered.

 

8. Christmas and Winter Holiday Celebration Party for our class!!-December 20

Bring in music, food, and games that your country or culture enjoys during their celebrations. Extra credit will be given for preparing the food, bringing in the selected music, and/or teaching us the games that they play.

     

Alton School District: 1854 E. Broadway, Alton, IL 62002 | Phone: 618-474-2600 Fax: 618-463-2126

Alton Middle School: 2200 College Ave., Alton, IL 62002 | Phone: 618-474-2200 Fax: 618-463-2028