Interesting Presentation Topics
March 2, 2010 10:00 PM Subscribe
I'm trying to keep my class interesting. What a unique topic I can research and present on?
posted by Atarah to Education (11 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Every few months my class is required to conduct a short research project about a current topic of our choice and then present about a 5 minute speech to the rest of the class.
However, this being the 6th time my class is doing it this year, many of the typical topics have been exhausted. To give you an idea, we've had students present on cellphone laws, the effects of modeling on society, gun control laws, abortion, gender discrimination in sports, and the like.
My turn to present is coming up again soon, but I'm looking for an topic that will make kids go "I never thought about that before". I'll try to keep the options wide open, but I'm looking for something current or relevant, that's not too technical, which a position can be taken on.
One idea I've been playing with is how the current generation's distinction between their public and personal lives have been blurred by the advent of social networking sites, such as Twitter and FB. I noticed that Malcom Gladwell covers some interesting topics in his books, such as the idea of 10,000 hour rule, genius isn't the key to success, etc, that fit the bill as well.
So Hivemind! Do you have any topics that you think high schoolers would benefit from and enjoy hearing about?