In this download, you will get the lesson background for the "Come to Carolina" Poster Project and a detailed grading rubric.
I use this project with my 8th grade students (adapt for 3rd!) and South Carolina Social Studies indicator 8-1.5. After learning about the Carolina Colony’s natural resources, economic prosperity, cash crops, and economic relationship with England, I task students with making an advertising poster on behalf of the Lords Proprietors to encourage British settlers to come live in Carolina. I turn this assignment into a competition for the best advertising poster. My students love a good competition!
This is also a great opportunity to connect history to ELA and business/marketing by having a discussion of different propaganda techniques.
Presentation is not a part of the poster grade, but my students got very creative when they presented their posters to the class last year (think live commercials and musical numbers!), and you could add a presentation grade, if wanted.
This project can also easily go from being created on paper to being created in PowerPoint and then printed for a more professional look.
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