State ReportState Report
PresentationPresentation
Megan GerdtsMegan Gerdts
Table of ContentsTable of Contents
• Why are we doing this reportWhy are we doing this report
anyway?anyway?
• What do I h...
Why are we doing thisWhy are we doing this
report?report?
When you turn 18 and become a voter, you need toWhen you turn 18...
Have you ever wondered…Have you ever wondered…
what state has only 20% of its roads paved?what state has only 20% of its r...
What do I have to do?What do I have to do?
• Research your state both at the library andResearch your state both at the li...
What are the requirements?What are the requirements?
• Research the stateResearch the state
– History (first inhabitants, ...
• Research the state – continued…Research the state – continued…
– Economy (agricultural products, miningEconomy (agricult...
• Create a PowerPointCreate a PowerPoint
– We’ll go over the specifics of how to do this inWe’ll go over the specifics of ...
• Practice Your PresentationPractice Your Presentation
– Rehearse ahead of timeRehearse ahead of time
– Don’t read the scr...
Dates to RememberDates to Remember
April 1 – Assignment givenApril 1 – Assignment given
April 14 – All resources found, be...
Scoring Rubric for PowerPointScoring Rubric for PowerPoint
CATEGORY 4 3 2 1
Content - Accuracy All content throughout the
...
Any Questions?Any Questions?
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  1. 1. State ReportState Report PresentationPresentation Megan GerdtsMegan Gerdts
  2. 2. Table of ContentsTable of Contents • Why are we doing this reportWhy are we doing this report anyway?anyway? • What do I have to do?What do I have to do? • What are the requirements?What are the requirements? • When is this project due?When is this project due? • How will I be graded on this stateHow will I be graded on this state report and presentation?report and presentation?
  3. 3. Why are we doing thisWhy are we doing this report?report? When you turn 18 and become a voter, you need toWhen you turn 18 and become a voter, you need to know something about the country that you live andknow something about the country that you live and vote in!vote in! Part of 5Part of 5thth grade is to learn about U.S. History!grade is to learn about U.S. History!
  4. 4. Have you ever wondered…Have you ever wondered… what state has only 20% of its roads paved?what state has only 20% of its roads paved? which state has the largest population?which state has the largest population? which state is called the “Buckeye State”?which state is called the “Buckeye State”? where Louisiana got its name?where Louisiana got its name? how small Rhode Island actually is?how small Rhode Island actually is? why Kansas City is in Missouri and notwhy Kansas City is in Missouri and not Kansas?Kansas? Why are we doing thisWhy are we doing this report?report?
  5. 5. What do I have to do?What do I have to do? • Research your state both at the library andResearch your state both at the library and online (specifics later)online (specifics later) • Create a PowerPoint presentation to presentCreate a PowerPoint presentation to present your informationyour information • Practice your presentationPractice your presentation • Present your state report to the class usingPresent your state report to the class using your PowerPointyour PowerPoint
  6. 6. What are the requirements?What are the requirements? • Research the stateResearch the state – History (first inhabitants, explorations, colonialHistory (first inhabitants, explorations, colonial period, territorial period, statehood)period, territorial period, statehood) – State bird, flower, tree (include pictures)State bird, flower, tree (include pictures) – State flag and its historyState flag and its history – State’s nickname and how it got the nameState’s nickname and how it got the name – Statehood (date and which ordinal # it was)Statehood (date and which ordinal # it was) – Maps (a physical and political map)Maps (a physical and political map) – Population (list each decade starting with 1950Population (list each decade starting with 1950 and the population in your state)and the population in your state)
  7. 7. • Research the state – continued…Research the state – continued… – Economy (agricultural products, miningEconomy (agricultural products, mining products, manufactured goods)products, manufactured goods) – Weather (high/low temps in January andWeather (high/low temps in January and July, annual precipitation)July, annual precipitation) – Natural Resources (major bodies of water,Natural Resources (major bodies of water, minerals, plant life, animal life includeminerals, plant life, animal life include pictures)pictures) – Places to Visit (describe 4, include pictures)Places to Visit (describe 4, include pictures) – Famous People from your stateFamous People from your state – Works Cited (your bibliography)Works Cited (your bibliography)
  8. 8. • Create a PowerPointCreate a PowerPoint – We’ll go over the specifics of how to do this inWe’ll go over the specifics of how to do this in classclass – Use at least one slide per required topicUse at least one slide per required topic (example: flag information and picture should(example: flag information and picture should be on one slide)be on one slide) – Include pictures where required and whereInclude pictures where required and where they would enhance your presentationthey would enhance your presentation – Fun transitions are up to youFun transitions are up to you – Make sure to cite your sources on the lastMake sure to cite your sources on the last slide of your presentationslide of your presentation
  9. 9. • Practice Your PresentationPractice Your Presentation – Rehearse ahead of timeRehearse ahead of time – Don’t read the screen to your audienceDon’t read the screen to your audience – Make eye contact with your audienceMake eye contact with your audience – Note cards are ok, but don’t read them to usNote cards are ok, but don’t read them to us – Engage your audienceEngage your audience When you have practiced and rehearsed…When you have practiced and rehearsed… Present your fabulous report to the class!Present your fabulous report to the class!
  10. 10. Dates to RememberDates to Remember April 1 – Assignment givenApril 1 – Assignment given April 14 – All resources found, begin workingApril 14 – All resources found, begin working on PowerPointon PowerPoint April 22 – First 8 slides due in classApril 22 – First 8 slides due in class April 30 – Sign up for presentation time/dateApril 30 – Sign up for presentation time/date May 7-9 – Presentations in ClassMay 7-9 – Presentations in Class
  11. 11. Scoring Rubric for PowerPointScoring Rubric for PowerPoint CATEGORY 4 3 2 1 Content - Accuracy All content throughout the presentation is accurate. There are no factual errors. Most of the content is accurate but there is one piece of information that might be inaccurate. The content is generally accurate, but one piece of information is clearly flawed or inaccurate. Content is typically confusing or contains more than one factual error. Spelling and Grammar Presentation has no misspellings or grammatical errors. Presentation has 1-2 misspellings, but no grammatical errors. Presentation has 1-2 grammatical errors but no misspellings. Presentation has more than 2 grammatical and/or spelling errors. Effectiveness Project includes all material needed to gain a comfortable understanding of the topic. Project includes most material needed to gain a comfortable understanding of the material but is lacking one or two key elements. Project is missing more than two key elements. Project is lacking several key elements and has inaccuracies. Use of Graphics All graphics are attractive (size and colors) and support the theme/content of the presentation. A few graphics are not attractive but all support the theme/content of the presentation. All graphics are attractive but a few do not seem to support the theme/content of the presentation. Several graphics are unattractive AND detract from the content of the presentation. Originality Presentation shows considerable originality and inventiveness. The content and ideas are presented in a unique and interesting way. Presentation shows some originality and inventiveness. The content and ideas are presented in an interesting way. Presentation shows an attempt at originality and inventiveness on 1-2 cards. Presentation is a rehash of other people's ideas and/or graphics and shows very little attempt at original thought.
  12. 12. Any Questions?Any Questions?
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