The paper should be in Times New Roman, 12pt, double spaced and must have a cover page that has the notable person's name as the title (centered) and the student's name, grade and NON date (April 28, 2016) in the bottom right.
Here is a description of what the Night of the Notables paper should contain.
The Night of the Notables paper will have 7 sections.
- The first section is an introduction paragraph, basically tells the reader who they will be reading about and why.
- Then comes the childhood section. This should cover birth day and place, notable persons name as well as parent's names, number of siblings, etc. It is ideal to add one or two anecdotal stories in here, but not required as it is sometimes impossible to find that sort of information. After childhood comes education.
- The education section should deal with all schooling from elementary through college. Again, this is sometimes a short section because this type of information may not be readily available or the person did not attend school.
- The next section is adulthood. This part should talk about the things the notable person did or things that happened to them as an adult. This may include marriage, children, loss of family or friends, major moves across the country, etc. Again, anecdotal stories will fill this section out but are sometimes difficult to find.
- The adulthood is followed by the career section. This should discuss everything the notable person did to sustain themselves. It wouldn't necessarily cover the paper rout at age 12 (that would go into childhood) but working as a machinist to buy a first home would definitely fit. For most notable people, their career also happens to be the avenue through which they gained notoriety. Lucile Ball made a career out of being funny and it is what she is known for.
- The last major section about the notable person is the legacy section. This part deals with the ways the notable person is still affecting today's world. In what ways is the person still important? How have they made a mark on the world in which we live? Finally, the paper ends with a conclusion paragraph.
- The conclusion should wrap all of the previously given information up into a nice little package that reminds the reader who they read about and why that person was notable.
I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
Students must have 100 note cards on their notable person. Each card contains one fact. For example, the place a person was born is one fact and gets one card, the date a person was born is one fact and gets one card, etc.
The cards should be divided into six categories: Childhood, Education, Adulthood, Career, Legacy, and Timeline.
Ten extra note cards will be duplicates as they will be included in the timeline as well as in their original category.
Students will be sketching an 8.5" x 11" black and white portrait of their notable person based on an existing image. I showed students some examples in class so they have a good understanding of what to look for. If you have found a photo on the web but are having difficulties printing, please forward me the link and I will be happy to print it for you. The same goes for portraits from books that need to be photocopied. If your student brings the book with the page marked, I am happy to make a copy. We will be doing the portraits in art class the week we come back from Spring Break.
10 dates specific to persons lifeevant to dates chosen
Students need to have ten dates that are relevant to their individual person (including birth and death).
We are not allowing students to repeat notable figures that have been done in the last two years. Please choose someone NOT on this list.