I have struggled with the same boring presidential projects over and over. I decided a few years ago to offer one class a different project. I showed the student a funny compilation of dating videos from the 1980s. The following is my initial ideas for the project and a few student examples.
- Must have five historical facts about the president (Either events he participated in, accomplishments they have or personal traits that are well documented). At least two facts must come from primary sources.
- Video a minimum of two and half minutes and no longer than five minutes
- You must submit a google document with your video indicating the five historical facts and the source of the fact. A Bibliography in MLA format.
- It would be awkward if you do not assume the president is no longer married
- www.wevideo.com (create a free personal account. It will allow you to make a 5 minute video)