Planning for Group Research Presentations:

I will give you and your group members some time to sketch out your Group's Research Presentation!

Research Presentation Teams assemble!

In the Research and Argument Project Prof. Burnett asked for you to complete a Research Proposal where you were expected to discuss your historical topic of choice, and explain what you hoped to discover/discuss about your topic through your academic research.

Using your proposal and this template, I would like for you to brainstorm some ideas and start to build your PowerPoint.

Here is the PowerPoint template: Research Presentation Template LCE for your group presentations! Feel free to use as a guide as you build your own.

To help you do this, use the questions below as a guide. Just the simple act of writing down all your thoughts and ideas about a topic can be inspiring when you see one idea, it can make you think of many more! Write your ideas down!

Your "ticket out"...

In your groups, you need to decide:

  • Draft your presentation's "sexy title." Come up with some possibilities. Make sure that your title reflects each presenters research topic!
  • What is the theme that ties all of your topics together?
  • Decide the order of the presenters. (Who will present first? Will you take a chronological or thematic approach to the organization of your presentation?)
  • What kind of images could you each use to ENHANCE your research/argument? How will your images reach your audience? Support your Learning Community E presentation theme?

(A WORD TO THE WISE: YOU SHOULD CONSIDER THE SAME ISSUES WHEN CONSTRUCTING YOUR BLOGS! USE THE QUESTIONS BELOW TO HELP YOU DO THIS AS WELL!)


To help you address the questions listed above, please use the following questions to discuss how your group will put together an effective presentation:

1.)What would be the best approach to presenting your argument and supporting research to these potential AUDIENCES? (For example: college student, professor, a historian, the general public, etc.)

  • How will you ensure your presentation appeals to these audiences? How will you ensure your message to these audiences will be clear?

2.) Think about your presentation using the traditional questions that journalists/ historians use to tell a story: Who? Where? When? What? Why? How?

Also, consider which theme' best relates to all of your topics. How will this theme be used to enhance your group's talking points?

Here the themes listed in your History syllabus:

  • notions of citizenship
  • war
  • power and oppression
  • resistance and revolt
  • equality, liberty, and order
  • how writing goes out into the world and made things happen
  • Courage, Conviction and Composition

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