Date: Wednesday 3 December
Dress Code: Costume
Goal/s: You stand on the stage, deliver your quotation, walk proudly through the throng of admiring parents (without tripping on the stairs) and return to your presentation table, where you explain your choice, display your knowledge and speak with maturity, confidence and insight…
That’s not so difficult, is it?
Before all that, you will need to hand in your poster, the sole item that receives a grade. All the rest of your work is pure creative pleasure, but your poster, if you are dedicated, will also require meticulous research, careful design and imaginative layout. Below are a few suggestions to help you as you work.
- Most importantly of all, do not copy and paste from the internet.
- Read a variety of sources, even (drum roll) BOOKS!
- In order to show your own personal response to the person and life that you have investigated, give your own personal evaluation as you write. Try to connect what you write about your notable person to your own life. You might for example write sentences such as these:
In his/her childhood, _ _ _ _ _ developed skills | formed interests that were to influence his/her future career…
- Try to present your poster with pictures, symbols and creative elements such as diagrams and sketches. You might find that looking at some of the “infographics” on the internet will give you some ideas for your design. Here are a few examples that might inspire you to search for more: