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Keywords: Buffalo Soldiers, presentation, L.A., Texas History
Subject(s): Art, Health and PE, Social Skills, Technology, Geography, Special Needs, Writing, Photography, English/Language Arts, Grammar, Science, Journalism, Math, History
Grades 6 through 8
School: Henrietta Junior High School, Henrietta, TX
Planned By: Viki Salmon
Original Author: Viki Salmon, Henrietta

1. Arrange for field trip--permission slips, buses and drivers, sponsors.
2. Preteach use of camera, note-taking
3. Preview origin of Buffalo Soldiers--(coordinate with 7th grade Texas History teacher)
4. Group students to report on varying aspects of the life of a Buffalo Soldier--make plan to hand off camera. Students should also brainstorm questions and facts to investigate.
5. After field trip, discuss and break into groups.
6. Download pictures to server and break into folders for students to access.
7. Students present rough draft/plan for presentation.
8. 2-4 days lab time to work on projects.
9. Groups present projects.
10. Burn presentations to CDs for students to keep.
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
This unit fits in well with math-calculating time, years, distances
Science--early medical practices
English--writing journals, reports, interviews, notetaking
Reading--research to fill in info for presentation
History--reporting facts, timelines, comparison of 'then' and 'now'
Materials: Projectors, Flash/USB Drives, Batteries, CDs and DVDs, Cables, Computer Accessories, Power, Keyboards, Ports and Hubs, LCD Monitors, Mice, English/Language Arts, Reading, Writing, Math, Middle, Science, Social Studies, Office Suite, Word Processor, Art Tools, Keyboarding, Inspiration, Authoring and Publishing, Slideshow, Clip Art, Worksheets, Music, Sound Libraries, Midi Instruments, Internet Services, Assessment, Integrating Technology