Groups of 3-5 students will each choose a specific geographic area/culture to research. Time frame: 1500-1900 a.d.
Each person in the group will choose 1 topic of interest to explore further.
Each group will create a multi-media website (modeled after a magazine) showing major influences, contributions, or what life was like for their specific geographic area/culture during a chosen timespan (300-400 years.)
- Eastern European – Jewish
- England, Scotch/Irish
- North America – Native American
- West Africa
Example: Japan 1500-1900: How Life Has Changed Over the Last 300 Years
Thoroughly research the following about the chosen nation, region or culture only from or within the years 1500-1900.
Cite sources in a bibliography using MLA form.
- WHERE: location
- TOPOGRAPHY & TERRAIN
- RIVERS: and/or other major bodies of water
- POPULATION: any major changes
- CITIES: major population centers and their approximate population.
- POPULATION CONCENTRATION
- RELIGIONS: main teachings of each
- CULTURE: important traditions
HISTORY: major changes and events
GOVERNMENT & POLITICAL STRUCTURE: What leaders or leaders? How were they picked?
ECONOMICS: main type of system used, major sources of Income: agriculture, industrial & mining, or service.
MIGRATION TO AMERICA: Key reasons why and when people from the geographic area came to the United States.
Individual Research Topics
Architecture, Art, Astronomy,
Clothing & Fashion, Culinary Arts & Food,
Family traditions, Folklore & Myths,
Holidays, Inventions & Technology,
Medicine, Military Science, Music, Science,
Spirituality & Religion, Sports, Theatre & Drama