PEC American History Night
Date – Time
– 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
St. Jude Catholic Church
American History Night 2019
Friday, November 8 from 6-8pm
at St. Jude Catholic Church
204 US-1, Tequesta, FL 33469
Join us for an evening of student presentations and a celebration of American History!
Why you should participate: The great and unique benefit of American History Night is the opportunity for students to prepare and to deliver a presentation to a group. This can be intimidating, but it is also an incredible chance for students to own what they learn. Learning to communicate effectively to a group on a specific topic is an important skill, but it is not so easy to practice. This is a fun, friendly environment where all students can stretch themselves and grow in confidence and presentation skills.
How to participate: Each student should pick a topic that they would enjoy researching and sharing with others. Families should feel free to be creative in both the subject matter and the form of the presentation. Students can decorate a presentation board, make a model, or come up with something completely unique. All presentations should include a visual aid of some kind. If students would like a starting place, the optional theme for the night will be American Arts and Artisans. Under this theme, students will prepare a presentation on an artist, an artisan, or some of their work or styles of work. Painting, sculpture, cinema, metallurgy, music — the theme is to be understood broadly and is an opportunity for students to connect American History Night with an interesting aspect of their home school curriculum this year. This theme is not mandatory, but is a possible place to begin.
Students will present their studies one-on-one to people who visit the displays and may also make a presentation to the whole group. The group presentation is voluntary, but it will be an incredible opportunity for students to practice and develop the skill of speaking to a group of peers and adults, and all students are encouraged to participate. The group presentations should be around 3-5 minutes each.
To sign up (or ask questions): Please send an email to Marie Sapirie at Marie.Sapirie@gmail.com with your student’s name(s) and age(s) as soon as possible for planning purposes. If you have selected your student’s presentation topic, please include that as well, although if you’re still thinking about it, that’s fine! Right now getting a head count is more important than the topics, so if you know you want to join in, please sign up!
We look forward to seeing your students’ presentations in November!