Teacher Guide for an "Inquiry Leading to Understanding" Project

PowerPoint Biography

By Kristi Rzepiejewski
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"How have people from the past or present positively influenced or changed the growth, culture, and/or people of the United States?"
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Overview

Grade Levels: 6, 7, 8

Curriculum Areas:
Focus: English/Language Arts
Secondary: History/Social Science, Technology

Topic:
Creating a PowerPoint Biography

Themes:
Influential Americans, Informative Writing, PowerPoint Presentations

Duration:
Approximately 3 weeks
Summary
Project provides step-by-step instructions and activities that lead seventh-grade students through the process of creating a PowerPoint biography of an influential American.

Rationale
Our nation encompasses thousands of individuals whose work, experiences, discoveries, courage, and successes have influenced and changed the United States greatly. Through this project, students gain some awareness of the Americans who have molded the United States.