Time Machine - Ector County Independent School District

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Time Machine
Name
Independent Project Based Learning
Date
Due Dates: __ – __________
th
Martin- 8 grade English
INSTRUCTIONS
1) You may only select this project if events took place more than 40 years ago or are more
than 20 years in the future.
2) Choose one of the major characters from a book or a major project involving the future or
past, and pretend you have traveled through time to visit for five dates.
3) Keep an audio or film journal to keep track of your reactions to the world in which you
have arrived. Include new experiences, people you meet, and how they feel about these
things, and any other reflections you think you might have regarding the time in “their
world.”
4) Report your travel dates and places visited. Tell how you think this could help us now.
5) It is important in this project include reactions that are true to the time being presented
including clothes and other items. You may have to dress the part as well as look for
items that represent the time period.
6) Make sure to include the title of project, or character and author as well as your own
name on your project.
7) Print out this form and include it with your project.
RUBRIC
For Instructor Use Only
Requirements
Points
Possible
 Journal has at least five entries and is at least 3 pages or 750 words.
20
 Student portrays chosen character or project based on the
characteristics, time, and personalities of the time.
20
 Audio and Film journal reflects information accurately.
20
 It is clear from the journal project that student has knowledge and
understanding of the time period.
10
 Journal is creative and neatly presented.
10
 There are few to none grammar or spelling mistakes.
10
 It is evident the project was thoughtfully and carefully completed.
10
Total Points
100
Awarded
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