We can view the Common Core as instruction that librarians have been advocating for over that last ten years. Whether you are in a CCSS state, or not, the anchor standard, research to build and "present knowledge," is a great goal. Why else do research? To sit on the findings? To merely write a paper? Research without presentation, is like a jeweler buying a gem and not putting it in a ring.
When kids used to complete their research early in my library, I would differentiate the assignment and ask them to "sloganize" their findings. If it were a biography, I'd ask them to get to the heart-and-soul of that person and create a slogan they might use in advocacy. If it were an explorer, I'd ask them to choose three words that would best describe that person. Or, to sum up the findings of their [issue] such as homelessness, I may have asked them to find a saying for their thesis.
Having just finished reading Sheinkin's book, The Bomb, I was wondering what Sloganizer would come up with if I tried to summarize Oppenheimer's mission. I brainstormed three words that Oppenheimer might have chosen: fusion finish first. Here's what Sloganizer came up with for Robert Oppenheimer:
So while I may not have found a graphic, I am close to a slogan!
From these I may choose a hybrid... Research Builds Brains and Empowers People!
Have some fun today, and ask your students where else they could use this? What would your inventor have sloganized for his invention? What would the main character of the book have advocated for?