AMERICAN STUDIES EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES

Do you want to earn a little extra credit?  Here are some ideas.  You can also propose your own ideas.Extra credit project must be relevant to the point in history we are currently studying or have recently studied.

  • Add to the timeline.  Find or create an image of something relevant to the historical period we are currently covering in class.  Write a short paragraph that explains 1) the date of the event, 2) the historical context, and 3) its historical relevance.  (3 points)
  • Read a non-fiction book and write about it.  Write 3 paragraphs that explain 1) the topic of the book, 2) the historical context, and 3) the historical relevance.  (10 points)
  • Read a book of historical fiction and write about it.  Write 3 paragraphs that explain 1) the basic plot, 2) the historical context, and 3) which parts are fact and which are fiction. (10 points) 
  • Watch a movie that tells a story from history.  (This movie must be based on actual events.)  Write 3 paragraphs that explain 1) the basic plot, 2) the historical context, and 3) which parts are fact and which are fiction. (10 points)
  • Create a game that teaches your classmates about history.  Points vary according to the complexity of the game.
  • Learn a song with historical relevance. Play or sing the song for the class and explain the historical context and relevance.  (5 points) 
  • Create a poster that teaches your classmates about an event or person in history.  Points vary depending on the quality and depth of your work.
  • Write a short report about an event or person in history.  Points vary depending on the quality and depth of your work.