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State report presentation introduction

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