September 2016
Dear Parent and Student,
The Office of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Fall River is once again asking teachers to have their students complete a series of projects in social studies. Teachers are allowed to combine units, therefore reducing the number of actual assignments from 24 to 15. I am asking my students to research a modern country we will study to complete them. They should pick a country that is new to them that they will enjoy learning about.
Students are encouraged to follow the following steps in completing this project:
1. Students will first select three African countries that he/ she is interested in. They are selecting one primary choice and two back up topics. Students should check their Social Studies text books to see what we'll learn about the country. Remember we haven’t learned about the countries yet.
2. The student will do preliminary research to see if there is enough information on the country available to meet the requirements of the assignment. Students are encouraged to do research online as well as using reference materials available at the local library. Students will research the country before given the activity. The school library will only open the
week of September 21st.
3. Students will inform the teacher of the country selected by completing the attached form.
4. The teacher approves the topic.
5. Students will gather information on line and using reference materials to complete the assignment.
6. The teacher will provide initial instruction and support for the assignment in class and technology periods.
7. Students will be given the assignment to complete. Work should be neat, accurate and the student's work.
8. The assignment will be turned in on time. Good luck with the project! Have fun!


Modern African Countries to be studied this year
Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabinda
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo, Republic of the
Democratic Republic
of the Congo
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea Bissau
Ivory Coast
Kenya


Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Mali
Malawi
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
Sao Tome & Principe
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Social Studies Africa Project Approval Form
Name
Date
The Country I would most like to do is
It is on the continent of

My alternate topics are
I know these are countries in a region we will study Yes No
I have done preliminary research in the library online and have found plenty of information to complete the project as outlined on the assignment sheet.


Some information to complete the project as outlined on the assignment sheet



Not enough information to complete the project as outlined on the assignment sheet

I plan to

complete this assignment without any help from adults

complete it with some help from my parent as we’ve already discussed

My parents and I have read and understood the guidelines and requirements of the assignment and I will plan to be working on this at home as well as in school.
I will do my best to do neat and accurate work.

Student Signature Parent Signature


Do not write below this line

_ Teacher approves this topic as outlined above

_ Teacher does not approve this topic as outlined above