The culminating activity must be submitted in lieu of taking the final exam and will be in the form of a short paper and presentation (PowerPoint, Google Slides, Prezi, etc).
Students will work in small groups of up to 3 students to create a presentation on a significant issue in US History. Each member of the group will contribute to the group’s presentation, and also write a brief paper on their individual aspect of the topic.
From the list provided below, or an alternative approved by the teacher, each group will select a broad issue in US History. Each student is then responsible for further narrowing down their research to a single topic within the broader issue. For example, a group’s presentation might include the following:
Broad Issue: The American Revolution
Student 1 – Enlightenment roots
Student 2 – Impact of individuals on the movement
Student 3 – Causes and effects of the war
The Presentation should meet the following guidelines:
The following requirements must be met for each individual student (not per group):
Your paper should be cited internally using MLA style.
Our media center has many online databases that we will use to conduct research. All sources you use must be cited properly.
A works cited page should accompany your paper, listing all of the sources you used, again following MLA formatting.
Possible Issues of Focus:
Below is a list of potential “big picture” issues that groups might consider. Your group may use one of the issues listed below, or propose your own (this must be approved by me!). Remember that each member of your group needs to choose a distinct topic within the broader issue.