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History: American

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  1. Lesson 1: Orientation
    10 Steps
  2. Lesson 2: The Banner of the Sun (Meso-America)
    12 Steps
  3. Lesson 3: Brave New World (The Early Explorers)
    11 Steps
  4. Lesson 4: The Colossus of Empire (The Colonies)
    11 Steps
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  1. Begin your portfolio by creating a title page and an entry on the study of history.

The American History Portfolio is essentially a scrapbook or a visual textbook for the semester’s lessons which shows the lessons that have been verbally discussed. Students should complete this with a great attention to craftsmanship and ownership of the material.

  • Portfolio entries should be completed for each lesson.
  • Portfolios should be completed in a scrapbook, photo album, 3-ring binder, or a fine sketch book. Portfolios must have a title page with the name of the class, the student’s name, and the year or period of time they were completed during. The paper used for each entry should be of durable quality such as cardstock or a heavy drawing paper. Notebook and copier/printer paper should not be used.
  • Portfolio entries should be both visual and textual. Titles and captions should be used for all entries as well as pictures, photographs, maps, famous paintings, original artwork, articles, advertisements, poems, lyrics, quotes, etc. Each item of content should relate to the lesson discussed. Entries should have a minimum of three items or one item of original artwork.
  • Portfolios are graded upon completion, presentation, craftsmanship, and the following of directions.