Abe Lincoln's Assassination Proposal Asa2

Samples: Benjamin Franklin or Abraham Lincoln
Think up a descriptive title. Try to be creative if it fits. Later, link this to your main project page.
List all members working on this project, first name only.
What topic(s) will your project explore?
How do they connect to our overall topic of American History from roughly 1780 to 1870?
Did you check our wiki to see if this topic has already been explored? (What words did you search for?)
  • What focus question will drive your work?
    • What subquestions will help you answer your driving question?
  • What type of question(s) are you using? Check with the Question Starters page. Recall questions are not as worthwhile for focus questions as they are for subquestions.
Materials &
  • List your materials and who will be providing them.
  • List possible information resources/sources used to complete this project.
    • Books, DVDs, websites, people, etc.
    • Are there any outside experts who you could learn from or who might help you?
    • Are there existing examples of the sort of project you want to complete?
    • Has anyone else done a similar project?
Main Steps:
  1. Outline the main steps to complete your project or provide a link to another site that has the steps. Below the link explain any additional steps you need to complete.
  2. How will you document your process/progress?
  3. If this is not an individual project, how will you work together so that all are learning/working equal to their abilities? Roles? Accountability?
  4. Have you considered these standard inquiry steps?
How long do you expect this project to take?
Sharing/Teaching/Paying It Forward - How will you share what you have learned with others?
How did you select that format?
Who is your target audience?
How will you/your partnership define the projects success?
How should we evaluate your success
How will that be "visible" to others? (Demonstrate)
Design your own rubric. (Rubistar might help or maybe this research rubric).
  • What was the reason he was assassinated?
  • Who was a part of the assassination?
  • Did the murderer get caught?
  • How did the murderer escape?
  • How many witnesses where there?
  • Where did he get shot on his body?
  • What was the date?
  • Was he with his wife?
  • Did he survive for a small time?
  • Did he see the gun pointing at him?
  • Was this meant to kill him?
  • What connections did he have to the killer?
  • What age was he?
Materials and Resources