Students will complete research on two American Presidents and compare the two. This is a great poster project that I like to use in the beginning week with my 8th graders to guage student skill level, set expectations for partner work and set the stage for American History that they will be studying this year.
It can also be used when comparing political parties by having students choose two presidents from two different political parties, or two presidents with different ideals/policies/beliefs etc...it can be used in ELA for nonfiction text reading.
Students will select two presidents with free choice or by guidelines that you have created and work with a partner to create a poster comparing/contrasting the two presidents. They will summarize, compare, contrast and utilize graphs/tables on their poster. Teacher directions, links to biographies, Venn Diagram and Rubric is include in PDF format.