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« on: September 26, 2005 02:44:18 PM »

Alrighty, so here's the deal. For school, we're studying the late 1800's to early 1900's, and for a unit wrap-up we're doing presentations with partners on new products and basically the beginning of modern culture. The topic my partner and I were assigned is early amusement parks.
We're graded on two things: The visual and the presentation. The presentation we can take care of, that's just looking up stuff. However, we want a really big visual that'll give us a lot of credit.
We only have 3 days to work on it, 1 period, which is 45 minutes, so it's can't be huge, however, I could work on it at home.
I'd rather it not be a powerpoint or poster or something boring like that, because then we'd have to make it extra extravagant in order to recieve full credit, because those things are so common.
So I was wondering if anyone had some crafty and clever ideas that could help me get an A?
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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2005 02:46:27 PM »

Could you make a early amusment park ride out of paper? Enough cardstock and tape and you can make anything.  Grin Thats what i'd do...in fact, i fond myself wishing i had that project just so i could try it!
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2005 02:50:40 PM »

That is a good idea...like a mini amusement park, only out of paper. I'd have to research some rides and stuff that they had, but definitely something to think about. Thanks! Anyone else?
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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2005 05:27:52 PM »

Sorry, I'd like to have an idea for a visual tomorrow since there's not much time to create it -- any more ideas.
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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2005 05:35:08 PM »

the ferris wheel was invented in something like 1896 for a world's fair (chicago?)
how about making a ferris wheel?
something like k-nex or lincoln logs would work, but some kind of wire would be prettier. you could build one out of almost anything. popsicle sticks, toothpicks, cardboard. whatever you have on hand.
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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2005 05:42:41 PM »

I think freak shows and the like were quite popular?
How about

A pickled fiji mermaid!
The bullet that killed Lincoln!
and maybe....
A Man Eating Chicken!


You may even be able to make a hall of mirrors if your budget stretches to a few sheets of that sticky backed mirror stuff. Set em up with all different patterns of curvature.

or you could look to the world fairs for some inspiration, they often had some form of 'engineering marvel' to help draw the crowds. A recreation of one of those might be workable.


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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2005 05:47:43 PM »

I like the ferris wheel idea...I'll see if my partner has knex, I sure don't, haha.
I like the freak show idea; I could integrate things so I have a showcase of many of the things the first carnival might have offered.
I'm thinking of combining all of the ideas given and making like a giant recreation if I have time. I might not, though, heh.
More ideas welcome!
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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2005 12:46:56 PM »

Anyone else?
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