Founding Fathers’ Talking Heads

Grade: 5th grade

Subject:  Social Studies

Topic: Revolutionary Period Founding Fathers

Description:  Students research a founding father and create a Chatterpix to present their information.

Social Studies TEK:  (3) Research and information fluency. The student acquires and evaluates digital content. The student is expected to: (B) use research skills to build a knowledge base regarding a topic, task, or assignment; and (1) Creativity and innovation. The student uses creative thinking and innovative processes to construct knowledge and develop digital products. The student is expected to: (B) create original products using a variety of resources;

Technology TEK: 1.C use virtual environments to explore systems and issues.


Students choose from one of the following Founding Fathers:

Benjamin Franklin
Paul Revere
Patrick Henry
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Paine
James Madison
Nathan Hale

Students use the following research resources:

Library Resources

Required information for students to include (see resources):

Background Information –
When were they born?
Where were they from?
Family – Were they married? Did they have kids? etc.
How they contributed to founding America –
Did they help create any important documents?
Did they they fight in the Revolution?
Did they hold any political offices?
Famous Quote –
At least one interesting thing they said

Once students have completed their research, they will use the app Chatterpic on an ipad to present their research.  Chatterpix has a limit of 30 seconds, so it may be necessary to make 2 or 3 Chatterpix to completely tell all information.  Students can put their Chatterpix presentations together in iMovie.

4Cs: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication

Resources: Required Information Chart

Device Type: ipad

ISTE Standards:   Knowledge Constructor,  Creative Communicator

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