Interesting and engaging topic to introduce students to researching, citing sources, creating a cover page, properly formatting a works cited page, and tips on how to give an oral presentation with a visual.
Zeus has officially retired, and Mount Olympus will hold it's first ever election. Students must become the campaign manager for one of several gods, heroes, titans, and monsters. They then must research their candidates, as well as the opposing candidates (also chosen by the student) and decide what qualities will make them the perfect choice.
As mentioned above, this assignment and rubric walks students through researching (several sites are provided), citing sources, creating a cover page, properly formatting a works cited page, and tips on how to give an oral presentation with a visual.
This assignment is easily differentiated by requiring higher level students to find their own reliable websites, and requiring lower level students to only pick one candidate.
This is the perfect way to introduce students to research papers, because the topic is fun, and they will actually enjoy researching the different characters.
Perfect for classes or students reading The Lightning Thief, or any of the Percy Jackson books. I also have a PPT on Teachers Pay teachers that goes with this project.