F. 6 History –Individual Project (2008-09) Local Heritage Studies Guidelines and Schedule Prepared by Mrs. A. Lee Objectives: To help students acquaint with research skills in local heritage studies To arouse awareness in needs and issues of heritage preservation To provide experiences in self-directed learning Schedule Period Activities Remarks 1 16th January, 09 Briefing Read this handout in details 2 Cycle 14 Selection of Preliminary research is necessary before the topics 3 4 choice is made. No repetition of choices among students. The final choice must be approved by the teacher. Students are encouraged to consult diverse source Cycle 14-15, Chinese Data collection New Year holiday and data analysis Cycle 16 Oral progress th (16 Feb, Day 5, Mon) report1 5 *Feb 17, 4:00 (10 min/student) 2nd March (Cycle 18, Hand in written Day 3, Mon) report – 1 draft st materials, including primary and secondary ones. Examples of sources: website, article, audio-visual materials, newspaper, archives etc. The output of this task will be an oral presentation, and a study outline with a bibliography. Peer and teacher assessment Students should submit their written report 2 outlines to their teachers before writing the 1st draft. teacher supervision 6 1 2 10th March, Tue Hand in final The written report is considered as one term draft assignment; full mark: 30 (i) In this task, students brief the teacher and classmates about how they tackle the research topic that is accepted by the teacher before the Chinese New Year holiday, what materials they have collected, and how such materials will be used in the research. (ii) Each presentation session may be divided into two parts: presentation by student, and questioning by teacher and fellow students. It is recommended that each session lasts for about 10 minutes. In the written report, students have to summarise their findings in a report of about 1500-3000 words, exclusive of punctuation marks, citations and bibliography. Students who write beyond the word limit should receive penalty as follows: one mark will be deducted for 200-399 words beyond the upper limit, and two marks will be deducted for 400 words or more beyond the upper limit.