Social Studies Fair Project: Grade 3

SOCIAL STUDIES FAIR PROJECT INSTRUCTIONS (LINK/DOC WITH JPG FILE OF EXAMPLE OF CARDBOARD CORNER PROJECT BELOW)–DUE DATE: Friday, February 28, 2020.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH HISTORY MAKER

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH HISTORY MAKER  

 

                         CORNER PROJECT

 

Social Studies Fair Project (Grade 3): As a part of your Black History Month Mini Research project, please follow the steps below to create a cardboard corner project that honors the black history maker that you have already chosen and written about and displayed on your poster board.

 

Materials:

cardboard box

scissors

scraps of fabric and paper

various art materials such as buttons, beads, yarn, etc.

glue (glue stick or liquid glue)

small doll or make a paper doll*

crayons or markers

stick or wooden dowel rod, approximately 18’’ long

string

 

*or make a paper doll from sturdy paper

 

-Picture/example of the cardboard corner project in attached JPG file.

 

STEPS:

  1. With an adult’s help, cut off two adjoining sides of the cardboard box as shown in attached JPG file.

 

  1. Using the art materials, dress the doll to resemble the influential black history maker of your choice.

 

  1. Use a black marker to write the person’s name across the top of the two adjoining sides.

 

  1. On the left inside wall of the box, draw a scene from the person’s life.

 

  1. On the box’s right inside wall, list the person’s major achievements.

 

  1. Cut a V-shaped notch in the top center of each adjoining wall. Rest the stick in the notches.

 

  1. Use paper scraps to make cutouts of three items that represent three of your person’s character traits. For example, you might make cutouts of cherries, a boa, and the White House to represent George Washington’s determination and service to the United States. Hang the cutouts from the stick.

 

  1. Write your name on the floor of the box as shown (attached JPG file).

 

  1. Stand or seat the doll in the corner of the box.

 

 

Due date: Friday, February 28, 2020.