Power Point: First Step: The students will use the information from their reports to create at least five Power Point slides.
Students choose their people on a first come, first served basis, and their names are written next to the person they are studying. Then, I passed out one of the books to each of my students.
I tell my class they are going to do a research report on someone on the list. The students had 45 seconds to look at the book in their hand. This makes it easy for everyone to see who their partner is, and I can keep track of who is studying whom. And again. Shorter picture books can easily be read in their entirety.
Because they are used to traditional number lines, the trickiest part for my students was placing dates in the correct place on the continuum. Copies of the layout format of the slides will be handed out to map out their Power Point.
Everybody would get a new book, and the process would repeat again. For example: Frederick Douglass biography for kids.
I was lucky enough to have an amazing librarian that did a great job picking out a huge range of African American biographies on a level that my students could read. They could read or just flip through and look at the pictures.
Second Step: The students will then use the computer to create a Power Point with the criteria as mentioned above.