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PowerPoint Guidelines for Research Project. Students will be creating a PowerPoint research project on a country of their choice Due Dates: Must be shared by Friday, December 6 th , 2013. Must include . 10 slides An introduction A conclusion Photographs on every page
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PowerPoint Guidelines for Research Project Students will be creating a PowerPoint research project on a country of their choice Due Dates: Must be shared by Friday, December 6th, 2013
Must include • 10 slides • An introduction • A conclusion • Photographs on every page • Do not simply bullet point information • Embed at least one video
Information necessary • Historical Background of the country • Language • Food • Culture • Economy • The people • Landmarks • The country in comparison to the United States • Why come to the United states from that country? • Entertainment • Pop culture/pastimes
Where can I find the information I need? • You must use the following resources: • One book • World Book online • 2 online databases • 1 online credible website (Wikipedia does not count as a primary resource, instead use world book) Where can I find this information: At the library
How can I find the information that I need • See hand out provided by Ms. Lazz • The library hours are as follows
I don’t have Microsoft office, when will I have the opportunity to do this……. • You will have the opportunity to research in class today • In addition, we will have the net books for half the period on the 2nd for students who need it. • You may work on your powerpoint on your google account • Because there have been some issues with google, please make sure to keep your username in a safe place for easy access
I have additional resources I want to use……. • That is fine, you must use the minimal ones mentioned first
How will this be graded? • This project will count as a test grade and an authentic assessment • Your PowerPoint will receive a test grade for organization and ideas • Your presentation will receive a grade using the presentation rubric
Works Cited Page • Students must use MLA format to correctly cite the information provided. • All paraphrased information, must be include the citation • All direct quotes must be cited as well • Many of the proper MLA citations are available on the source page. There are great resource tools we will provide to you for additional help.
Does grammar and spelling count? • Yes, grammar and spelling will be a large part of this assessment. Please make sure that everything is proof read. • In addition, do not rely on text. There should be pictures and your slide should have information that is interactive.
Do’s and Don’t of a proper powerpoint Do Don’t Use background colors that do not match with the text Write in many different fonts Use irrelevant pictures and data • Use proper spelling and grammar, proofread • Cite all of your sources • Use colorful background and pictures • Realize that this PowerPoint is simply used to convey directions Do not give one with no color or graphics