Note: Mr. Aguirre does not qualify as a Historical Character

Graph It Design
Duration: 4-5 weeks

Downloadable Project Sheet

The “Graph It Design” Project

The goal of the Graph It Design is to have students create a theatrical backdrop during a dialogue between a historical character and Charles Darwin. The students will adapt a primary source (image) pertaining to their chosen character into its basic linear form, which will allow them to determine what characteristics of the image survive.

Scope of Work

Every student is responsible for creating a linear graph on Microsoft Excel pertaining to a historical character.


Original Image
Hand-plotted Image
Connect the Dots
Excel Table & Graph

Toga Night - An Evening With Darwin


The Original Image must:
-- Be an approved primary source (image)
-- Be maximized on an 8.5" by 11" piece of paper

The Hand-plotted Image must:
-- Have a washed out version of the Original Image
-- Have a detailed grid with X- & Y-axis
-- Have defined points with connecting lines
-- Have at least 124 lines
-- Have the X- & Y-axis centered on the image
-- Have a combination of horizontal, vertical, positive/negative sloped lines
-- Have all the lines checked for correctness using the Line Grapher Program
-- Exceeding Expectations: Have a few shaded areas with the use of inequalities

Connect the Dots must be completed before moving onto the Excel Graph.

The Excel Table & Graph must:
-- Show all the fixed (x) and generated (y) values of the points on the table
-- Have all the points and lines on the graph
-- Have the Table and Graph on separate tabs
-- Be titled, labeled, stylized using available tools
-- Exceeding Expectations: Using the table calculate the total length of ALL the lines

The Excel Graph must be presented during Toga Night - An Evening With Darwin.


Grading Criteria

Downloadable Scoring Sheet

The varying weights for the following criteria will determine their overall score.
-- Thoughtfulness & Thoroughness
-- Work Ethic & Behavior
-- Deadlines & Deliverables
-- Exceeding Expectations

Student Work

Dramatic Samples [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

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