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Puppet Show Assignment

Students will research historical topics of the 1800's and create a puppet show to illustrated these issues and events. Groups of 3-5 student will make up each team.

There should be:
a. a script     

b. at least 3 scenes

c. 3 backdrops

d. puppets

e. a stage (more than one group can use the same stage)

4 main topics -- choose at least 3 scenes. If you would like other scenes, just ask the teacher first.

The War of 1812

1. British taking American ships and crews

2. U.S. attacks Canada

3. Battle of Lake Erie

4. Burning of Washington D.C. by the British

 Start here: Start here: http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761571913/War_of_1812.html

The Lewis and Clark Expedition

1. Jefferson buys Louisiana

2. Jefferson selects Lewis and Clark

3. The hard voyage by canoe and on foot

4. Finding  the Pacific

Start here: http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761569929/Lewis_and_Clark_Expedition.html

President Jackson

1. The Battle of New Orleans

2. Inauguration Day

3. Giving his friends job, opening up government for the common man.

4. Nullification crisis

 Start here: http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761569591/Andrew_Jackson.html

The Alamo

1. Issues involved

2. The fight, the people involved

3. The outcome

Start here: http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761563289/The_Alamo.html