Inspiration is everywhere when it comes to leadership. This Round Table project allows students to research leaders across the world and decades to figure out what makes them effective for the people they serve in their communities. Students will practice quality digital research, note taking, and speaking, listening and conversation skills to showcase the leaders selected. This project forces students to work both individually and within the group to create multiple final Round Table discussions about the leaders with their peers.
The Round Table is a great alternative to the traditional written biography report and the mundane class presentation. It still requires students to use the internet for research and take notes on the information they find, including source citation. Then students will work together to weave their leader information together, looking for similarities, differences, and themes. Finally, they will create a discussion plan for when they lead a Round Table discussion with their peers. The concept of Round Table discussions can be viewed on many political talk shows which you could show your students so they have an idea of what this type of presentation might look like.