Presentations from the Future


The Presentation is worth 20% of your total grade:
For this project you will create a 20X20 slide show presentations from 10 years in the future that imagines what it would look like if a goal or project outlined by HR109 has been implemented. For full credit you will perform your present for the class and then convert your presentation into a slideshow with an audio track.


Upon completion of their project, students should be able to
  • 1. Identify the history and potential of rhetorical figures common to literary and environmental discourse, as well as The Green New Deal. 
  • 2. Demonstrate rhetorical awareness by persuading audiences of the soundness of your goals through rhetoric in multiple modes
  • 3. Create an alternative future or timeline that imagines the implementation of anitracist environmental policy

Presentation Checklist

Complete the following for full credit:
  • 1. Choose from one of the goals/projects that the Green New Deal aims to accomplish in 10 years and then write a slideshare presentation to the present moment from 2029 when the goal/project you chose has been accomplished.
  • 2. Show your audience what life is like now that the goal or project, which you drew from “H.Res.109,” has been reached/implemented ten years in the future
  • 3. Describe the aims or scope of the goal/project you chose and the problems that the implementation of that goal/project solved
  • 4. List the steps taken to complete the project and/or reach the aims of the goal you chose
  • 5. Analyze the potential that your goal/project has for development/revision going forward
  • 6. Support and develop the presentation through the direct citation of at least four authoritative sources: 2 sources from in-class reading and 2 sources you find on your own. Please upload a works cited with the final version of your presentation. Works Cited can be included on a final slide in the presentation. Also, draw class sources from any reading assigned all semester; use sources to support claims, define key terms, challenge or develop arguments/ideas in popular media. 
  • 7. Respond to the prompt above with a slide presentation. Slides should have minimal copy and communicate your understanding of the topic. When you present be sure your spoken portion is in synch with the slide scroll.
  • 8. After you complete the slideshow presentation in class export the PowerPoint to imovie, and record your narration over the slide show
  • 9. The Slideshow to Canvas on/before the due date


Please consider the following tools as you compose your presentations: 
Power Point, iMovie, or Google Slides. All three tools have a setting for automatic advance, and the links direct you to ‘how to’ animate videos.


The Pecha Kutcha is worth 20% of your total grade and will be assessed according to the final criteria adapted from the Common Feedback Chart:
  • 1. Rhetorical Awareness: Does the Presentation address writing the situation (and assignment) completely and/or with unexpected insight? Does the Presentation fulfill the assigned design requirements? Does the presentation fulfill the goals of both the Presentation session and final recorded draft of slideshow? (20%)
  • 2. Stance: Does the Presentation clearly articulate a unifying argument/goal? Does the Presentation illustrate ways concepts the accomplishing the Green New Deal goal/project of their choice changed the future? (20%)
  • 3. Development of Ideas: Does the presentation develop its claim by explicating the key concept and development issue visually and verbally? During the Presentation author engage with audiences visually and verbally? (20%)
  • 4. Organization: Does the author establish a clear pattern for reading through design principles and color, lines, etc.? (20%)
  • 5. Design for Medium/Conventions: Do individual slides and the presentation as a whole use the affordances of its mode to enhance the goal/content? For example, does the author foreground visual iconography and proximity over chunks of text? Does the Presentation meet grammar, mechanics style, and syntax conventions with few or no errors? (10%)
  • 6. Process/Peer Review: Does the final draft demonstrate planning and revision? What cumulative score did you receive from the Student Response Sheet?(10%)


The Pecha Kutcha is worth 20% of your total grade and will be assessed according to the final criteria adapted from the Common Feedback Chart:
  • 1. Does the presentation show how a Green New Deal goal or project has been reached and/or implemented 10 years in the future?
  • 2. Are the slides arranged so that audiences understand the process used to implement or realize the goal?
  • 3. Are audio and visuals synched throughout?
  • 4. Did the presentation spark discussion?