Thursday, March 1, 2012

Help for your projects

Satirical drawing about the Democratic Sexenio
La Madeja Política. 

Here you have the basic instructions for the next project:

Deadline: Thursday, 19th March

Topic: the different periods of the Spanish history during the 2nd half of the 19th century: Isabella II´s reign (1843-1868), the Democratic Sexenio (1868-1874) and the Restoration (1875-1902)

The project will consist of preparing either a comic strip of at least two pages or a short video (not more than 5 minutes) and explaining the most important facts of every historical period.

If you choose the video option, you can make your drawings on paper, on a whiteboard or you can make plasticine puppets. Here you have some examples of what you could do:

-         -  Plasticine puppets:

I´ve created a Youtube special account, so that you can upload the videos there when you finish them. Ask me about the password when you´re ready to upload your work. 

Organization: You can do the project individually or in groups of no more than 3 students. On Monday the 5th March you will have to tell me if you´re preparing the project on your own or the members of your group, if you´re working with other people. We´ll also have a lottery to decide what historical period everybody is going to work on. If you work in groups, you will have to make sure that every member of the group works.

Useful advice:
-       Although design is a decisive part of this project, don´t forget that content is the most important thing. That´s why you should start preparing a good scheme of the period and an outline of the different parts you are going to develop.

-       After this, you should research on the historical period you have to work on: the physical aspect of the most important figures, anecdotes, satirical newspapers and magazines of that time. Here you have a link to a satirical magazine called La Flaca:

-       When you have all the information you need, it will be time to write the script of what you´re going to say/write. Finally, you can start preparing the material part of the project.

Assessment: I will take different aspects into account: historical accuracy of the contents, clarity in the development of the ideas and originality. A good project should include all these requirements. In case you work in groups, you will have to fill an assessment sheet, to give a mark to every member of the group.

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