Invite a history expert from the community to give a presentation on a chosen research topic or issue. Have the students take notes on the presentation, to reference later as part of their research. After the guest speaker is finished and has answered questions from the students, the teacher can show excepts from films illustrating ways historical stories have been told through time.
Film Project Guidelines:
- The films must be 2 minutes in length.
- The films must stay true to history, according to student research.
- Students should create props to emphasis certain parts of the story.
- Students should create and use title cards to help explain pivotal moments in history to the audience.