Making the Past Present - A video Story Telling Project - Must be completed before Decathlon and submitted by March 31st to be scored for the decathlon. Showcase life on the Kuskokwim! Pick one of the following: Tell a unique story, share a tradition, or take your audience on a live experience. Feature individuals, places, and things unique to your community. These featured people, places, and items are your sourcesProjects can be submitted as individual or in groups of 2 or 3. Groupings must be of similar grade bands [Grades 6-8 or 9-12]. 2 minute minimum & 3 minute maximum. Must use an original piece of music created using GarageBand or the music and sound effects from iMovie
Essay Prompt is given in advance. Essay Must be written during the decathlon, however students can prepare one 3 x 5 card (you can write on front and back) and bring in to the essay contest). Each essay will be scored twice. A third judge may get involved where there is a discrepancy or a tie.
Speech must be prepared in advance - 2 1/2 to 3 minutes.-- 3 x 5 note cards are optional but recommended. There will be 2-3 judges for each grade. Each Student will participate in a first round. The top 10 students in each class will participate in a second round. The best of the two rounds will count for score.
Math Test will be multiple choice. Grades 6-8 Test will cover Middle School Math and Pre Algebra and Algebra I. Grades 9-12 will cover Pre Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Trigonometry and Geometry. Here are some sample questions.
Science / Health
Science Test will be multiple choice. Tests will consist of Earth, Physical, Life Science & Health. There will also be some local Alaskan Science related questions as well. Grades 6-8 and 9-12 will have separate tests. Here are some sample questions.
Social Studies Test will be multiple choice. (Tests will consist of American History, World History, Government, Alaska Studies). Grades 6-8 and 9-12 will have separate tests. Here are some sample questions...
Grades 6, 7 & 8 (practice with any of the US geography games on this website below.The Decathlon Test will be based on one of them.)
Grades 9, 10-, 11, & 12 (practice with any of the World geography games on this website below.The Decathlon Test will be based on one of them.)
Keyboarding will be 1 minute tests. Each student will be scored on words per minute and percent accuracy. Here is a website for practice... you may wish to create an account so you can monitor your improvement.