How To Give A Memorable History Lecture At Your Library

18 September 2017
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Are you a history teacher? Perhaps you were a history teacher in the past. Or maybe you are one of your community's older citizens and you have lived a great deal of history. For whatever reason you have been asked to give a history-based lecture at your local library, from having an old-fashioned show and tell with actual items from history to obtaining large format printing for your presentation, here are some ideas that might help you to give a memorable history lecture at your library.

Plan Ahead - Are you one of those famous absent minded professors? Even if you are not, life can still get busy and time can go by fast. So, think about working on your presentation well ahead of time. By doing so, you will have the time to gather items you want to display and you will have time to have things like charts and photographs printed in a large format form.​

  • Think of how you will divide the time that has been allotted to your presentation. 
  • For example, have one section of time to be used for an overview of your presentation, an introduction of your subject.
  • Have another section of time be used for showing historical items that you have brought to share with the audience.
  • Save time for questions and answers at the end of your presentation.

The Presentation - Have you ever ordered large format printing for your presentations? If not, you're in for something very special.

  • For example, if you are going to be talking about individuals from history, photographs of those people can be printed so that everybody can see them clearly.
  • If you have things like maps, historical documents or charts, those can also be made into a large format. 
  • Even your personal notes can be put into a large format. Wouldn't it be easy to refer to them as you give your presentation?
  • The great part about large format printing is that it is very affordable. In addition, you can be sure that your audience will be able to see things clearly.

As you plan to bring actual historical items, like statues or clothes and jewelry from the past, think of making an inventory of things you are taking to the presentation. By doing that you can use the inventory list as you pack your things after the program, thus not leaving a single precious thing behind.