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A Floating Parade
In celebration of the rich heritage and emblems of each state, you will design a state float, complete both a research and Google Slides activity . When thinking about the float portion, you should decide what the float will communicate to observers. Each model will be put on display for the LCA student body and staff. Using index cards that explains the details of the float will be useful.
You will be making/completing:
1. miniature state float
2. research activity
3. Google slides
You will share the research and Google Slides portion of your project with your class. Presentations will take place on December 13 and 14. You will share your float during our Parade of the States, where you will pull your float in front of the LCA student body and staff on December 14. The float part of this project must be COMPLETED AT HOME. There will be no time in class provided for this project with the exception of your Google Slides and Research portions which will be a combination of at school and at home. Your float should be decorated in a manner that reflects the state you are researching. It should be creative, colorful, fun, and neatly done. Most importantly, it must be 3-dimensional and mobile. Your research portion is fairly simple as it only involves filling out a state activity packet. Click here > STATE FLOAT DIRECTIONS
Shoe or other fairly large box
Paper and/or paint
Objects that reflect your state - State Flag, State Flower, State Bird, State Seal, Famous Landmarks, Attractions/events, etc
Any additional art supplies you think you might need.
1. Turn the box upside down, cover it with attractive colored paper or paint it.
2. Glue at least the 13 objects that represent your state onto the box in a way that is decorative and looks like it could be a float in a parade. I
3. Write the name of your state on the float.
4. Write your name on the bottom of the float.
5. Use your imagination in making it as attractive as possible. Do not spend a lot of money on materials. Be creative.
6. Have fun!
State Float Examples
Oral Presentation - In Class Week of December 11. Most likely on December 13th and 14th and finishing the 15th, if necessary.
Float Due: Thursday, December 14.
You will be required to do a 3 to 5 minute oral presentation on your state using a slideshow you will create at school. This report must be interesting and appealing, so people will want to visit that state.
You will be graded on :
- a clear and loud voice
- eye contact
- knowledge of information
- keeping the attention of the audience
Below are the requirements for completing your Google Slides. I have some video tutorials they may help you make your slides.
When you get to the helps page, scroll down until you see "Google Slides"