Module 6 Assignment: Founding Figures Trading Cards


Step 1: Select one of the lesser-known founding figures who influenced the creation of the American government (no Presidents, and no really popular names players like Alexander Hamilton or Benjamin Franklin). Search for relevant online biographical information about the person, their life, and/or their contributions to the creation of the government. Find a minimum of five facts that are interesting, fun, or outrageous (but true) about the person you selected. What would interest people about this person? Make sure you are using a minimum of 3 credible sources.

Step 2: Find an open-source image, painting, or depiction of the person you chose by using Google (or another search engine). Using Google search, you can click “Images” and then under “Tools” select “Usage Rights.” Then select “Creative Commons licenses” to find images that are free to use or in the Public Domain. Don’t forget to include the image citation along with your submission.

Step 3:  Compose a digital trading card of sorts with a photo and at least five unique facts about your person. Include a one-liner with the player’s stats, which in this case is their major contribution/s to the founding of America. Include correct APA citations either on your photo or in the textbox along with your submission.

Your finished card can be created as a PowerPoint slide (a sample template can be found here), in a Word document, or using a program of your choice, such as EasellyCanva, or Piktochart. I

Step 4: Share your player’s card and stats with your classmates inside of the discussion forum (Although not required, we strongly recommend uploading and releasing your work with a Creative Commons license.)

Assignment Grading Rubric:

Criteria Poor Good Excellent Points
Research Three facts or less that have factual inaccuracies or do not provide new or interesting information about the sociologist. Four to five facts are included and may be somewhat redundant and/or are minimally interesting facts. Five facts are factually accurate, provide new information, and are interesting and engaging. __/10
Sources One or two sources (credibility could be in question) and more serious citation errors or lack of APA citations. Two to three credible sources are utilized with some citation errors. A minimum of three credible sources are utilized to obtain facts and properly cited. __/4
Image No image or poor image selection and/or no citation or improper citation. Image is not open source and/or citation has one or more errors. Open source image is selected and properly cited using APA. __/3
Trading Card Trading card has substantial editing and formatting issues that inhibit the readability of the player’s trading card. Trading card has some editing and formatting issues remain, affecting clarity and readability. Trading card has been carefully edited and formatted for clarity and readability. __/3
Total __/20