Research Paper and Wax Museum Timeline and Guidelines (Available to students Oct. 28th)
Research paper due Nov. 11 by 1:45 PM in Essay Scorer.
Wax Museum Thursday night after school Nov. 21 and Friday Nov. 22nd (early release day) at school.
**The Wax Character Research Paper will replace Mrs. Bryant’s lowest language arts test grade for the 2nd nine weeks.
**The Wax Museum Display for all character types will replace Mrs. Sheffield’s lowest reading test grade. The same display will also add an extra 30 points to a test grade for all character types in Mr. Gadson’s GA Studies class for the 2nd nine weeks.
**If your character’s background is in math, your Wax Museum display will replace Mrs. McCann’s lowest math test grade for the 2nd nine weeks.
**If your character’s background is in science,students can receive an additional 100 science grade if their paper explains what contribution this person has made and the impact it has made on society in some way.
October 28th (Mon.) – Wax Categories will be drawn from a hat by each student who wishes to partake in the extra credit Wax Character Research Paper and Wax Museum. (Categories include: History/Civil Rights/Politics, Literary/Art, Entertainment/Music, Business, Athletics, Math/Science). Categories must relate to Georgia, except for science and math.
October 31th (Thurs.) – Student’s Wax Character needs to be submitted to Mrs. Sheffield for approval. Characters must relate to or be from Georgia. Final submissions must be given to Mrs. Sheffield by today, so she suggests turning them in early. Some characters may have already been chosen by another team.
November 11th (Mon.) – Final submission of research paper due by 1:45 today in Essay Scorer. Students may have the normal 12 chances to submit their papers, as long as this is done by Nov. 11th at 1:45, because Mrs. Bryant will run a score report at this time.
Out of the six categories on Essay Scorer, students must only achieve 5s and 6s on their research paper to be eligible to participate in the Wax Museum. If a student has anything below a 5 on any category in Essay Scorer, they will not be allowed to participate in the Wax Museum. Therefore, a 4, 3, 2, and/or 1 score on any category will forfeit students’ eligibility to participate in the Wax Museum. Consequently, students need to realize the effort they put forth in their research paper is crucial, since its score will determine whether they will be able to achieve extra credit in other classes by participating in the Wax Museum.
Nov. 5th (Tues.) – Mrs. Sheffield will allow students to work on their research paper in the media center.
Nov. 6th (Wed.) – Mrs. Bryant will allow students to work on their research paper in the lab.
Since this is an optional extra credit project, students are expected to work on their research paper on their own time. Therefore, students will be held responsible for finding internet access in order to submit their papers via Essay Scorer. (Hint: Students, use homeroom time wisely. Ask connections teachers if you may have time in their classes, and be prepared to take advantage of the two days in class that Mrs. Bryant and Mrs. Sheffield are giving you for research/writing time on the computer!)
Nov. 12th & 13th (Tues. & Wed.) –Mrs. Bryant will determine if students can participate in the Wax Museum. She will have run the Essay Scorer reports by this point and will tell each student if they will be allowed to participate in the Wax Museum. Remember, students must score a 5 or higher in all categories on Essay Scorer to be eligible for the Wax Museum. Students may have 12 times to submit their research paper in order to receive the highest scores possible. However, at 1:45 PM on Nov. 11th, the last submission of a research paper in Essay Scorer will be the one Mrs. Bryant will grade, no matter how many times a student has submitted their paper.