This is SUCH a fun tableau project that works perfectly for high school juniors, or even seniors. They absolutely love this one, and their presentations are always successful.
It asks students to create six freezes in teableau within their groups, based off (this keeps them from all doing the same "go to" news stories and keeps it super creative and fun!).
It also gives them a basis to work from...I find if projects are too open-ended for juniors students, they can lose focus.
There's a part on the assignment sheet that also includes the elements that make for a good, successful tableau. These things are key! And this helps them understand them.
Also included is a rubric to make making easy.
NOTE - there's two rubrics on one page to keep it simple...sometimes I give group marks, sometimes individual marks, so this makes it easier to keep from flipping from too many pages at once!
I give them three days to complete this, but of course it's up to you and what works for your class...sometimes I give them a week if they need it.
-two days rehearsals (first day brainstorming and writing out basic script)
-last day presentation
-have the anchors be involved with the freeze by having them "react" in tableau with exaggerated faces and body language
-can have MULTIPLE freezes per headline can also work for stronger groups
-can re-mix it so they're all freezes for imaginary for really strong groups as well
-can re-mix it with headlines from the PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE (this can be so fun!)