A while ago I mentioned that I had my students research topics for the era in which our novels take place. We then used their findings to create visually pleasing bulletin boards. The requirements were:
- to include at least one image for each researched item,
- to type up a 6-8 sentence description or history for each selected item,
- to cite each source using MLA formatting (no Wikipedia allowed), and
- to create an eye-catching display for the researched items.
Tell me what you think of these from the 1930s.
For the films Dracula and Frankenstein the citations were on the back because she had so many pictures.
For this next one I really like the addition of Elliot Ness’ badge.
With this one don’t you just love the Muppets parody?
Here you can see parts of the WPA, the Hindenburg, the War of the Worlds, and the jukebox.
Next, Sonja Henie is featured.
Lastly, the kids enjoyed learning about the Marx Brothers.
All in all everything looked great. The boards around the room were decorated, and kids in every class walked around reading these for over a week. I will repeat this assignment in other ways for all of my classes.