Notable Figures Running for Office

Students had the option to read any biography, autobiography, or memoir of their choice. For the final project, students were asked to imagine that the main character in their novels was running for president of the United States.

To help their candidates win the election, students have been creating multimedia presidential campaign projects on Google Slides that feature all the positive qualities and experiences that have prepared their candidates for office. Students will then post their projects to Google Classroom so that the rest of their classmates can see their projects and “vote” for the best candidate. The candidates running for office were very diverse and included notable figures like Neil Armstrong, Usain Bolt, John Lennon, Malcolm X, Carl Jung, Emmett Till, and John Cleese.