Recently, students in Mrs. Seferian’s and Mrs. Topping’s AP World class completed an assignment related to the 19th Century Era of Political Revolutions. Working in groups, students were asked to create illustrated storybooks to chronicle one of the major events of the 19th Century revolutions.
Students were able to research the 19th century revolutions in the following countries:
- Costa Rica
- Gran Colombia
Students were required to provide a brief introduction describing the conditions that lent to the revolution. As this was an illustrated picture book, there needed to be many illustrations of the events, thought or voice bubbles from characters in the illustrations, and an explanation of how the event related to the revolution. The book was to conclude with an explanation of how the events contributed to the growth of democracy.
Artistic flourishes were welcome, and the students did not disappoint! Here are a few samples of the illustrated storybooks submitted:
- Costa Rican Revolution (by Lauren Druz and Amanda Kim)
- Haitian Revolution (by Pricilla Prasad, Tiffany Jiao and Lucy Brancaccio)
- Peru Independence (by Justin Wu and William Cafarelli)
Thanks to Mrs. Seferian and Mrs. Toppping for sharing this wonderful student project!