History VS

Idea Generation

What is this project about?

Looking for more support narrowing down your idea? Try using the idea matrix on this page.


This product is about finding a series of historical debates and communicating them in a comedic fashion (Mock courtroom case).

What do you want to get out of this project?


I have like to gain a better understanding of several controversial historical Debates. I would also like to improve my filmmaking ability.

where did the skills go? we are taking skills out of the idea generation process, in an attempt to make projects more career-focused. If you want to get leveled-up for a project, share it with the appropriate guide or faculty member for feedback upon completion.

Guiding Question

Turn your idea above into a guiding question.

Check out some resources on how to write a guiding question here.


Can I create three mock courtroom cases about various historical figures actions.


What will it take for you to complete this project?

Use the table below to set your own timeline for deliverables, keep in mind when your final work product is due at the end of the cycle.

Keep in mind that this project cycle runs six weeks in total, as opposed to the typical four weeks.

Work Product Deliverables

Case topics determined
April 25, 2021
First case scripts done
May 3, 2021
Second case scripts done
May 9, 2021
Third case scripts done
May 13, 2021
First case filming and editing done
May 16, 2021
Second case filming and editing done
May 19, 2021
Third case filming and editing done
May 21, 2021
Final Work Product + Notion Page Due
May 21, 2021
Last Day of Project Cycle
May 28, 2021


Use this space to take notes, keep track of your sources, or conversations you have with people about this project.


Interview with grandfather and avid Reagan supporter

Sources cited in MLA8 format:

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Work Product

In-Track Reflection 05/20/2021

Project Rubric

Key knowledge, understanding, and success skills [Idea Generation]
this one
Challenging Guiding Question or Problem
this one
Sustained Inquiry [Exploration]
this one
Authenticity [Production]
this one
Critique & Revision [Feedback]
Product Deliverable [Work Product/Presentation]
Content/Principle(s) Application
this one


Reflect on this project cycle by answering the questions below.

The act of reflecting allows you to highlight the accomplishments and applications of your project. (questions courtesy of Powderhouse Studios)

Was your project meaningful?

Did this project matter? In what ways did it further your knowledge, force you to grow, or provide something useful?

Absolutely, it help me to fully understand that there are at least two sides to any debate.

Was your project ambitious?

Given what you already know, did this project challenge you in meaningful ways?

I think that this project increase my willingness to see things from more than one point of view.

Was your project deep?

Did your project engage with powerful ideas or tools? Additionally, did you engage with the material in a deep sense (i.e. did you develop ownership over the ideas or tools)? Can you utilize these skills independently now?

I would say that with this project really help me to understand how America got from World War II to today and I feel like I will be able to relay that knowledge to other people and I think that I know have a more complete picture of America


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