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Notable Hispanics Trading Card Research Project
Task: for this project you will conduct research on the accomplishments and influence of a notable Hispanic. After completing your research, you will create a trading/collector’s card similar in style to a baseball trading card. Your card will be complete with a picture, statistical data, and a brief essay you develop from your research notes.
The completed project includes: 1. completed trading/collector’s card (laminated)

  1. this packet, which includes:

    1. completed graphic organizer

    2. completed source citation page

    3. rubric

    4. rough draft/final draft of your 2 paragraphs

The person I am researching is _________________________________________________
I must find information on the following items:

  • Person’s full name

  • Date of birth

  • Country (place) of origin

  • Profession

  • Major accomplishments and/or works (paragraph #1)

  • Person’s influence and/or contributions to culture (paragraph #2)

  • P
    FRONT

    BACK
    icture of the person


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Jennifer Lopez
Fecha de Nacimiento: 24 de julio de 1970

Lugar de Origen: Bronx, NY

Profesión: Dancer, singer, actress, fashion designer
Fast Facts

  • Began career as a “Fly Girl”

  • Big “break was her portrayal of slain Tejano, singer, Selena

Jennifer Lopez has achieved stardom through her successful career in acting, singing, and clothing design. Even though she started as a dancer, her success has made her a role model to young girls all over the world.
She received her big break in 1990 when she won a dance contest to become a Fly Girl on the comedy series In Living Color. Five years later, she appeared on the big screen in Money Train. In 1997 she made headlines by portraying the role of Tejano singing star Selena. The following year she earned two million dollars – the highest salary ever paid to a Latina actress, for Out of Sight.

-your name



he front of the trading card will include the

following information:






  • Picture and name

  • Birth date

  • Profession

  • “Fast Facts”

It will look similar to this



The reverse side of the card will be where your 2-paragraph essay is placed. In the essay you will discuss the person’s contribution to society by answering the following two questions.
Paragraph #1 – In your own words, what do you believe to be this person’s most important achievement or accomplishment?

Paragraph #2 – Again, in your own words, what impact (impression or lasting mark) did this person make on culture, society or history?

To make it clear…

The trading/collecting card needs to be:



  • Laminated (10 points will be deducted if it is not laminated)

  • 9 pt. font

  • Times new roman

  • Single spaced

  • The size of a baseball card or license/I.D. card

  • Add your name on the bottom of the back of the card

For the rough/final draft:



  • MLA Format

  • 12 pt. font

  • Times New Roman

  • Double spaced

  • Each paragraph needs to be indented

  • On a separate sheet of paper from citation page and typed (of course)

  • Do not plagiarize, it should all be written in your own words!

When doing your research:




  • Do NOT use Wikipedia

  • Do not do research on Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, Dora or Diego (many have asked)

  • Research someone who has made an impact in someone’s life, has made some kind of change to society, culture, or history

For your bibliography page, include:




  • A minimum of 2 citations

  • Double Spaced

  • Separate from your rough/final draft page

  • Citations need to be in Alphabetical Order

  • Include URL

  • Cite your picture

  • Use OWL purdue website for citing webpages & pictures: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/


*Do not create your trading card until you have showed me your rough draft!

* Turn in your rough draft by Wednesday, September 25th

Notable Hispanics Graphic Organizer

Nombre

Individual’s Influence or contribution

Major Accomplishments

Profesión

¿De dónde es?

Fecha de nacimiento y muerte




Rubric

Project: Hispanic Heritage Month

Goal: Research and share information by creating a trading/collector’s card about an influential person from a Spanish speaking country.
Due date: Tuesday, October 4
For those who present (10 extra points):

Introduce yourself (In Spanish). Tell the name of the person you researched, where he/she is from, his/her profession, and person’s major accomplishments and/or works and the influence and/or contributions to culture or society.


*10 points will be taken off if the project is turned in late!

CATEGORY

4

3

2

1

Required Elements

The trading card includes all required elements as well as additional information.

All required elements are included in the trading card.

One element is missing from the trading card.

Several required elements are missing.

Attractiveness


The trading card is exceptionally attractive in terms of design, layout, and neatness.

The trading card is attractive in terms of design, layout and neatness.

The trading card is acceptably attractive though it may be a bit messy.

The trading card is distractingly messy or very poorly designed. It is not attractive.

Spelling and Grammar (English and Spanish)

There are minimal errors in spelling, punctuation, and/or grammar.

There are a few errors in spelling, punctuation, and/or grammar.

There are several errors in spelling, punctuation and/or grammar.

There are many errors in spelling, punctuation and/or grammar.

Quality and Content of Paragraphs


All information provided is accurate, and student gives an excellent description of both paragraphs.

All information provided is accurate, and student gives a good description of both paragraphs.

Most information provided is accurate, and/or student gives a fair description of both paragraphs.

There are several inaccuracies in the content provided, and/or student gives a poor description of both paragraphs.


Total points: /16

+ 10 pts. (presentation): ________

Nombre: __________________________________________
Nombre del hispano: ________________________________ Nota: ______
Example of Rough/Final Draft

Nombre


Fecha

Clase


Rough Draft
Hispanic Heritage Month Project

Jennifer Lopez has achieved stardom through her successful career in acting, singing, and clothing design. Even though she started as a dancer, her success has made her a role model to young girls all over the world.

She received her big break in 1990 when she won a dance contest to become a Fly Girl on the comedy series In Living Color. Five years later, she appeared on the big screen in Money Train. In 1997 she made headlines by portraying the role of Tejano singing star Selena. The following year she earned two million dollars – the highest salary ever paid to a Latina actress, for Out of Sight.

Example of completed source citation page

Bibliography

“Jennifer Lopez Biography.” The Biography Channel. AETN UK. Web. 12 September 2013. <http://www.thebiographychannel.co.uk/biographies/jennifer-lopez.html>




*I just provided an example of one citation

Provided below is a list of websites you can visit to get ideas of people you can research



http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/hispanic/index.htm

http://www.education.com/topic/hispanic-heritage-month/

http://www.hispaniccontributions.org/pManager_E.asp?pid=home_E

http://www.neta.com/~1stbooks/dod2.htm

http://www.donquijote.org/culture/spain/society/people/latin-american-influences.asp

http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/0,28757,2008201,00.html

http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=125025


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