Presidential Idol Group Presentation
Published: Apr 3, 2023
Contributor: Michael McConachie
License: CC BY NC SA 4.0 license – Allows revisions and additions but forbids commercial use.
Presidential Idol is a group project presentation that divides the class into groups of five-to-six students. Each group draws an American president (excluding the incumbent one) from a list of presidents created by the instructor. The group then researches the president and prepares a five-to-ten-minute presentation on why the group’s president should be the Presidential Idol. After the presentations, the class votes individually and secretly on which presentation made the best case for their president. The results are announced at the next class meeting. I usually do it in reverse order intermittently throughout the class building up suspense to finding out which president is the Presidential Idol.