History Trading Cards Assignment
The Super Sport Trading Card Company has been a leading
manufacture of baseball and hockey trading cards. It has come to
the attention of the President and Chief Executive Officer, Edward
McKinnon, that students today are becoming more and more interested
in world history. To meet the increasing demand for new and exciting
trading cards, he has decided to release a limited edition set of
As part of the limited edition series, McKinnon has stated that
he would like to develop a "Five Great Leaders of the 20th
Century Series," along with a "Five of the Most Influential
Events of the 20th Century Series." The idea will be to produce
a ten-card set with bubble gum to be sold in stores across the nation.
If the series becomes popular, he will expand the idea to other
Due to your expertise in the field of History 20, you have been
selected to identify, design and produce the history series for
the Super Sport Trading Card Company. The guidelines for your work
are provided below:
1. Select five great leaders from the 20th century.
2. Select five of the most influential events to have occurred during
the 20th century.
3. Create a trading card that provides background to your topic.
4. Provide a brief report that clearly outlines and defends each
selection that you have made for the series. The report should include
your rationale for why you selected the individuals and events that
you did. Be sure to set up criteria for your selections before you
begin your research.
5. Design for front of card:
a. Must have the title of the series.
b. Name of individual or event.
c. An appropriate graphic in black and white.
6. Design for back of card
a. Must have the name of individual or event
b. Provide a brief history of the individual or event that has been
selected. Be sure to include biographical information, statistics,
and important dates. This area should address the who, what, where
and why of each selection.
Keep in mind that Mr. McKinnon will evaluate you for your ability
to write your supporting report, the design of your cards, and the
accuracy of your research. Keep in mind, that if you do a good job,
you may be hired to do the next set in the series. Good luck.