Multi-Media Battle of New Orleans Journal Guidelines

You will create a Multimedia Journal Presentation for a topic of your choice from the Battle of New Orleans time period (1814-1815) using the PowerPoint program.
Information is included in a journal format and based on a historically accurate character, group, event, or issue.
Step One (2 days): Research sessions in library and classroom
Researched information and references will be completed and recorded on note cards.
Bio-historical poem completed (See handout 3).
• Journal entries completed (rough drafts).
• Journal Storyboard completed (See handout 3).
Step Two (5 days): Project session in computer lab or in class on National Park Service provided laptops.
The following elements to be included in your Battle of New Orleans Media Journal:
• Title Slide Card: Bio-Historical poem in the diamante or acrostic format.
• Journal Slide Cards: 5 journal entries (minimum ½ page)
1. Locations, dates, events, people are historically accurate
2. Graphics, text, and audio components accompany journal entries.
• Reference Card Slide: works cited with correct documentation of references.
References include four different sources:
1. Encyclopedia or reference book
2. Website
3. Primary source document
4. Lecture or personal communication with resource expert
Handout 2 (1/2)


Step Three (5-10 minutes): Student Presentations of Battle of New Orleans Journals to class or small groups or upload journal onto a group wiki page for other students to view

• Formal presentation of Journal Project is organized, creative, and entertaining.



Handout 2 (1/2)

Step Three (5-10 minutes): Student Presentations of Battle of New Orleans Journals to class or small groups or upload journal onto a group wiki page for other students to view
• Formal presentation of Journal Project is organized, creative, and entertaining.



Handout 2 (2/2)