Teaching a unit around the Civil War? Reading Harriet Tubman or Frederick Douglass in your ELA class? Need a fun, engaging summative assessment for students to complete that involves a presentation component? Look no further! Here are some graphic organizers/outlines that can be used to facilitate a classroom presentation on the many significant persons that fought to end slavery or other civil rights issues.
The materials can be printed out and stapled into packets for student-use. The materials scaffold the presentation into its many parts: background research, creating the poster, writing the biographical sketch, and presentation notes.
I found it useful to have students create posters on PosterMyWall. As a teacher, it's easy to sign-up and create a project name. When it comes to grading, every poster will be compiled in one location. As a student, there is no log-in required and it's easy to create a poster.
Students had a blast creating the posters and loved that they got to keep their posters after their presentations were done.