For this assignment that I use at the start of my 10th grade World Literature classes,groups of students are asked to research one of the cultures whose literature we study during the semester and create a PowerPoint presentation used to share what they have learned with the rest of the class. Using this assignment allows you to incorporate the necessary information about culture in a World Literature course without always relying on the impersonal background provided by the textbook. It also gives students much needed practice with incorporating outside sources with proper citation through parenthetical citation and a Works Cited/Consulted page. (See my MLA Format PowerPoint for a great way to present this information for the first time, or as a refresher!)
The Adopt-A-Culture assignment would ideally be used after my introductory PowerPoint (available for free under my other product listings) and includes all of the items listed in the Table of Contents provided in the free preview of this item.