Objective is to learn if Abraham Lincoln was really a vampire slayer? Yeah right. This lesson will have us research "the real" Abraham Lincoln and his impact on the United States as the sixteenth President. As a class we will research his famous wittings and speeches. We will look at "House Divided" speech (1858), Gettysburg Address (1863), Emancipation Proclamation (1863), and his two inaugural address (1861 and 1865).
As groups we will each have a topic; we will then conduct research on the topic; once we have sufficient information we will then learn how to build a presentation using the App. Explain Everything. Once each group has constructed a presentation on their topic each group will present their video to the class.
Our objective is to discover the impact that Abraham Lincoln had on the United States and how even today his impact is felt in our daily lives. Secondly, our objective is to better learn how to work together as a team to accomplish a task. Thirdly, we will have some fun using a new technology to help us present our findings.
For this project we are going to research the impact that President Abraham Lincoln's speeches had on the United States and how they helped to shape the world we live in today. Additionally, we are going to build on our research skill, collaboration skills, and communication skills. We are going to work on building team rolls (jobs) for each group member; creating rolls will allow each team member to work on a section of the project that interests them to promote teamwork and comprehension. We are also going to use technology to help us understand a new way of presenting material. Lastly, we are going to learn how cool of a president Mr. Lincoln really was!
While Mr. Lincoln did some amazing things in his life; vampire hunting was not one of them!
Here is a nice video done by high school student for her English class. This video does a nice job of presenting the "real" Lincoln!
Here is a great video to help you begin thinking about how you would like to organize your presentation!
Explain Everything PDF walk though and answers to basic questions
Here is a video on how to go about putting your storyboard together in the presentation tool for this project.