Civil Rights Research Project For this research project, you will be creating a journal that will contain a first person account of the events leading up to and surrounding a specific date and place in American history. I. Research a. Location i. Memphis, Tennessee ii. Nashville, Tennessee iii. Little Rock, Arkansas iv. Jackson, Mississippi v. Philadelphia, Mississippi vi. Birmingham, Alabama vii. Selma, Alabama viii. Montgomery, Alabama ix. Greensboro, North Carolina b. Event i. Search for the city and topic, “Civil Rights” ii. Determine major event iii. Answer the five Ws and H – complete the chart iv. Read firsthand experiences 1. Gather notes and analyze facts 2. Collect pictures v. Determine which point of view you want to use (create a character) c. Document all sources properly (DON’T PLAGIARIZE) II. Write a. Title page b. Journal – number all pages except the title page i. Minimum five pages of journal information with pictures and captions 1. Header with the date of each entry 2. Typed – 12 point font 3. Double spaced ii. Five- seven separate days surrounding event 1. First person point of view 2. Eyewitness to event 3. Detailed descriptions and facts found iii. Conclusion – written from the point of view of YOU (not the character) 1. Give your personal opinion about the event 2. Evaluate the existence of racial prejudice today 3. Summarize your thoughts on racism and equality in your life c. Bibliography i. Minimum three sources – these include reliable internet sources, books and reference books. You must have at least two different types of sources. ii. Use correct format iii. Document all sources – even pictures, timelines, etc. This journal is due on Friday, April 8th. It must be submitted on time, no exceptions! Ten (10) points will be deducted each day your assignment is late. No project (or part of the project) will be accepted late without a parent note attached explaining why it was late. This assignment will count as one test grade. The rubric must be attached to the project for a grade. Name: ______________________________ Place: _______________________________ Rubric for Civil Rights Research Project Content and Format Title Page (Title includes location, name, date, and class period) Journal (five or more pages with page numbers) Pictures or graphics included Bibliography/Works cited page (three sources entered correctly) Quality of Journal Contains at least five separate, detailed entries Each entry has a heading and date Uses pictures to enhance information Has complete facts and detailed descriptions Includes an interesting conclusion based on feelings about event Grammar and Mechanics Displays correct spelling, punctuation, and capitalization Demonstrates correct grammar and usage Used varied and complete sentence structure Completed chart – 5 W’s and H Total _______/45 _______/40 _______/15 _______/100 Comments: _________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________ The “5 W’s and H” Chart Fill in each section with details that answer the question. What happened? Who was there? When did it happen? Where did it happen? How did it happen?