For this activity, students will become a campaign manager for the emperor of their choice as they take part in an election to become the next leader of the country. This is not something emperors are used to doing. As the campaign manager, it is the student's job to present the emperor in the most positive way possible in order to earn him votes from the people. Use what you know about the emperor’s achievements, leadership style, personality, and other qualifications and create a campaign poster, pamphlets, video, or any other piece of propaganda for the emperor.
Students become creative, learn research techniques, and try to exemplify the emperor's positive qualities, while attacking other emperor's negative qualities. My students LOVE this activity!
- Sample projects
- Powerpoint with short background information of each emperor