• Legend Project                                                                                   

    Research to explain one legend.  This must be something that has been or currently is debated to be true by many and false by many.  Some of the topics have been disproved, but at one time, people believed them to be true.  Other topics are still believed to be true and haven’t been disproved (and just may be true).  Create an informational poster that fully explains your legend using text and visuals.

    • Answer the following questions:
      • What is/was your legend? (one to three paragraphs)
      • Where is/was it? (use a map – this may count as one of your visuals)
      • Why is/was it thought to be true? (one to three paragraphs)
      • Has it been disproved and how? If it hasn’t been disproved, how are people trying to prove/disprove it? (one to three paragraphs)
      • How has it impacted the world? (one to three paragraphs)
    • Use text features – a title and subtitles – to organize your text.
    • Include at least three visuals with one-sentence captions.

    Use at least two resources to find this information and include a Bibliography/Works Cited taped to the back of your poster.  Please tape it instead of turning it in separately.  I strongly recommend using a Bibliography-making website, and I will give you more information about how to cite your sources. 

    Rubric for Informational Poster

    _____/10  Focused on describing one legend…clear title

    _____/10  Organized by utilizing subtitles/subheadings to guide reader

    _____/50  Detailed – provides thorough, relevant details to describe legend (Be meticulous!)

    _____/10  Includes at least three visuals with captions

    _____/10  Well-written – no/few mistakes in spelling/punctuation/grammar usage

    _____/10  Neatly completed and visually appealing

    _____/100  Total

    Rubric for Presentation:

    _____/20  Three to five minutes (you will lose points if it’s too long or too short)

    _____/20  Prepare at home (you may use note cards) so that there is clear organization

    _____/20  Use eye contact – don’t read word for word

    _____/20  Use voice projection and enunciation – practice so that you are loud & clear

    _____/20  Voice inflection: practice so that you are enthusiastic…not monotone

    _____/100  Total