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A Growing Sense of Nationhood

Write the lyrics to describe one of four leading political figures of early America in this 8th-grade U.S. history WebQuest!

Patrick Sieler

MAT 675 Integrating Multimedia – Professor Zone

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WebQuest Introduction A Growing Sense of Nationhood

After the War of 1812, America enjoyed a new sense of pride and unity.In its geography, politics, art, literature, and music, America was emerging with a new national identity.In this WebQuest, you will investigate one of four American political leaders of the early 19th century and tell about their accomplishments.

8.5.2, 8.6.2, 8.7.2, 8.8.1, 8.9.5

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The Tasks

There

are three parts to your

assignment to complete over two class periods.

You and your

partner

will be randomly assigned

one of four American political leaders of the early 19

th

century: Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Daniel Webster, and John Marshall.

Y

ou

will use the Internet and any other library or classroom resources

to,

Find out as many facts

as you can about

their

significant

accomplishments

.

Write lyrics about their accomplishments that match the melody, “Oh, Susanna!” by Stephen Foster

Perform your song for the class.

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The Process – Here’s what you do

Part 1: The

research:

First, print out a copy of the

song lyrics

to “Oh! Susanna” by Stephen Foster. Get familiar with the rhyming pattern and beat of the song.

Next, print a copy of the

blank lyric sheet

you will use to construct your own lyrics based on the life and accomplishments of your assigned political figure.

Use class

materials,

library materials or the

Internet

to research your political

figure. Type the name of the person in the search field. Or go to the

Resource

section and click on the links.

Look closely at

the

Requirement Sheet

to

be sure you include ALL the required information for your

song

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The Process - Here’s what you do (cont.)

Part 2:

Writing the

lyrics

.

After

gathering

facts about your political figure, you and your partner will write song lyrics that match the song

“Oh! Susanna”

by Stephen Foster

Before you

begin writing, get familiar with the tune. Listen to some recordings of the song by

James Taylor

and Johnny Cash,

Pete Seeger

,

The Byrds

,

Ed McCurdy

, and…

The Singing Dogs

. Be familiar with the rhythm.

Refer to the

Requirements Sheet

to be sure you include all that is required in your song lyrics

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The Process - Here’s what you do (cont.)

Part 3 : The presentation.You and your partner will deliver a 2-3 minute performance of your song. You will use your lyrics sheet on the overhead camera to teach the class so they will be able to sing along.Make sure all the items in the Requirements Sheet are in your lyrics.Be sure you rehearse and practice for your presentation! Also, be sure the work of presenting is shared evenly between partners.

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Evaluation - How is it graded?

Your song and presentation is worth 100 points. Look at the grading rubric to see how your song is evaluated. Basically, your song should:Match the melody of “Oh! Susanna”Contain the same number of lines as shown in the songTell us at least three significant details about your assigned political figure. Details may include personal facts, political philosophy, and actions of the figure.Be clever and entertaining—that is, it gets the class to participate.

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Resources

Use the Internet, or click on the pictures of your assigned figure to find out information.Henry Clay

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Resources (cont.)

Use the Internet, or click on the picture of your assigned figure to find out information.John C. Calhoun

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Resources (cont.)

Use the

Internet

, or click on the picture of your assigned figure to find out information.Daniel Webster

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Resources (cont.)

Use the Internet, or click on the picture of your assigned figure to find out information.John Marshall

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Conclusion

You’re ready to begin! Remember to work as a teamCheck the requirements sheet oftenBe creative and strive for a “wow” factor in your presentation.Have fun!When you finish your presentation and hear the others in class, you will be able to match the political figure with their significant contributions to American history with 100% accuracy.

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