End of Year Project
: For students to research various aspects of American culture and politics
during their assigned decade. This is also an opportunity for students to work on
research, communication and presentation skills.
1. Students will work in a group of 2.
2. Each group member will select aspects of the decade to research. Decades will
be from the 1910s to the 1990s.
3.Each project should include information on the following:
A)Fashion/Clothing/Hairstyles (men and women)
D)Values (Culture, what was important, slang, etc.
G)At least one local example of one of the trends you detected for your decade.
4.This project should provide the audience with an overall idea of what happened
during that decade and what it would be like to live during that time period.
5. After researching the topic, you will create an either a Powerpoint, Prezi or Medium size poster.
The presentation should give the impression of what it is like to have lived in the period.
1.Thorough information provided about the assigned decade
2. Use at least 3 different sources
3. Both group members must partake in researching and putting the project together
– it must be identified who was responsible for what.
4. Powerpoint/Prezi should be at least 10 frames with at least one multimedia source (video/music).
Minimum of 20 photos.
Step 1 - Research and Data
(must use at least 3 sources)
A)What type of clothing was popular during that time period?
D)Make sure to illustrate difference between Men and Women and also
A)What type music was popular during that time period?
B)What musicians were popular?
C)Try to find specific examples that could be listened to in class
A)What venue was used for entertainment? (movies, music, television,
B)Popular activities (dances, games)
A)What was important to the American people during that time period?
B)How did they view women? People of color?
C)Were there any movements or revolutions during that time period?
D)Were there any popular sayings or slang?
A)Were there any important/influential inventions that came out of your
B)How did the inventions impact the American people?
A)Identify any popular stars in the world of sports, entertainment, etc.
Have fun and be creative!
4 = Exemplary
3 = Very Good
2 = Satisfactory
1 = Needs Work
__ × 30 = __ Content: Includes thorough information on all assigned topics of the decade.
Information is clear and accurate.
__ × 30 = ___
Organized and fluent presentation, with use of visual aids,
an attention getter, introduction and conclusion. Students present an engaging presentation that is easy to follow information.
__ × 30= ___
: Used at least 3different sources. Included source information with the project.
___ x 10 = ___
Total points possible: 30
Total Points: _______/100