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Ethnicity in America

 

Introduction:  
  "You are a politician and your job is to identify all the major ethnic groups that are present in the United States as of the 2000 Census."
Task:  
  How many major ethnic groups can you find in America as presented in the United States Census in 2000? Also research to find 4-5 accomplishments each of these ethnic groups contributed to America?
You will list each ethnic group along with each accomplishment.
Process:  
  1. First, you will research using the 2000 Census all of the ethnic groups in America.
2. Then once you've found all the ethnic groups depicted in the Census, you will research each ethnic group to find an accomplishment it has contributed to America.
3. Then you will list each of the ethnic groups on the left side and placing their accomplishments next to the groups name seperated by a hyphen.
4. Last you will be required to give an oral report detailing your findings to the class.
Resources:  
  -United States Census Bureau - it is a website that shows the results from the latest Census in 2000.
Evaluation:  
 
Oral Presentation Rubric : Ethnic Groups Research

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Student Name: ________________________________________


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Census Research

Student was able to find all the four of the major ethnic categories in America as of the 2000 Census.

Student was able to find three of the four major ethnic groups in America as of the 2000 Census.

Student was able to find two of the four major ethnic groups in American as of the 2000 Census.

Student was able to find one of the four major ethnic groups in America as of the 2000 Census.
Accomplishment Research

Student was able to find at least 4 accomplishments that each of the major ethnic groups contributed to America.

Student was able to find at least 3 accomplishments that each of the major ethnic groups contributed to America.

Student was able to find at least 2 accomplishments that each of the major ethnic groups contributed to America.

Student was able to find at least 1 accomplishment that each of the major ethnic groups contributed to America.
Worksheet

Student was able to create a worksheet detailing all of the four ethnic groups and their accomplishments.

Student was able to create a worksheet detailing three ethnic groups and their accomplishments.

Student was able to create a worksheet detailing three ethnic groups and their accomplishments.

Student was able to create a worksheet detailing three ethnic groups and their accomplishments.
Oral Presentation

Student was able to present their information accurately detailing all four ethnic groups and 3-4 accomplishments for each.

Student was able to present their information accurately detailing three of the four ethnic groups and 3-4 accomplishments for each.

Student was able to present their information accurately detailing two of the four ethnic groups and 3-4 accomplishments for each.

Student was able to present their information accurately detailing one of the four ethnic groups and 3-4 accomplishments.
Conclusion:  
  In conclusion, you will have learned the four major ethnic groups in America as depicted by the United States Census in 2000. You will have also learned a few of the accomplishments all the different ethnic groups of contributed to America. Last, hopefully this lesson will have opened your eyes to the various cultures that live in America and the important roles they play.

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