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American history 2011

  1. 1. American History 2011 You will be assigned an American History chapter section to do a PowerPoint presentation for the class. You will be graded on how the PowerPoint is constructed, how pertinent information is presented, the section questions and your test scores. You will need to study your section and come up with 10 question and answers for you section. Quiz to be taken after section presentation. Present the information from you section with at least 5 slides (not counting the title slide) YES!!! YOU MAY HAVE MORE THAN 5!!! There will be comprehensive test over all the questions at the end of the chapter Don't Make UGLY Powerpoints! Formatting Plan the template at the start Consider all the elements listed below Keep it clean and consistent KISS Avoid busyness in each slide Maintain the same style throughout Changing elements causes confusion Do not crowd the page Leave borders on edges Use borders around illustrations Choose color carefully Use the same colors consistently Select a single background, text, and title colors Let PowerPoint select colors Use fewer colors, less is more Use color to accent information, not as decoration Avoid placing primary colors next to each other Red, blue, yellow bleed together Background Best background: dark color with light letters Use cool colors Blue, turquoise, purple, green Dark text on light background is an alternative Graduated backgrounds are effective Transition from darker to lighter shades in the same hue Avoid busy backgrounds, hard to read Slide Content Use one topic per slide Bullets Use phrases only, not sentences Start with a verb if possible Do not use punctuation Use parallelism Follow the 6 x 6 rule Six lines of text Six to eight words per line Bullets imply no significant order Use numbers only to show rank or sequence Use a combination of words, pictures, and graphs in the presentation
  2. 2. Variety keeps the presentation interesting Proofread and spell check Type Type size must be readable Minimum 36 point for titles Minimum 24 point for body Use upper and lower case lettering (Headline Case) Easiest to read Avoid using all capital letters Use a readable font Use a sans serif (no feet) font for the body Arial, Tahoma, Verdana Use serif fonts (with feet) for titles only Harder to read in smaller font New Times Roman Adjust lettering to discriminate or emphasize Make titles larger than the body Emphasize important statements or words Use bold, italic, color, size, or font Do not use more than 3 type sizes per page Maintain the same or similar type size on each slide Even if some slides have less text Graphics Graphics support the spoken word Clarify ideas Emphasize key points Show relationships Provide needed visual information Promote understanding Use quality images, do not pixelate All images support the message Use only 1–3 graphics per slide Graphics face the middle of the slide Add clip art only where appropriate Use solid colors on charts Patterns on bars or pie slices are confusing Solid colors convey a clear, bold message Transitions and Special Effects Special effects should have a purpose Sound and animation can be distracting Practice and make sure the slide works Use the same transition for the entire presentation Practice so the transition does not interrupt your oral presentation Presentation Slides are NOT the presentation Focus interest on what is important Refer to your slides. Do not read slides Maintain eye contact with the audience. Do not talk to the screen Use a pointer to indicate salient features Speak loudly and articulate Be prepared.
  3. 3. Guidelines for Power Point Presentations Seven Steps to a PowerPoint Presentation 1. Start PowerPoint and choose a Blank Presentation 2. Choose slide layout 3. Enter the title and any additional text. Remember to follow the Rules of the Road text guidelines 4. Add graphic, your choice of clip art, original drawings, scanned images, Internet images, tables and charts. Remember to follow the Rules of the Road graphic guidelines 5. Insert new slides and repeat Steps 2-4 for each slide 6. Create and apply background design 7. Add transitions, special effects, animations, and sounds. Remember to follow the Rules of the Road guidelines Text Every bullet is followed by a capital letter Each bullet has eight words or less Keep font style simple No complete sentences No periods, question marks, or exclamation points No ALL CAPS Graphics Add to the message of the slide Face the middle of the slide Transitions Use one transition for all slides Proofreading Check for spelling errors Check for DOL errors Effects and Animations Use up to three different effects on bulleted text Avoid animation effects on graphics copied from Internet Background Sounds Only instrumental music
  4. 4. Movie, cartoon, or television theme song Play throughout presentation or group of more than two slides PowerPoint - Rules of the Road Each presentation is graded on its: 1. Communication ... Does the presentation effectively tell the audience your message? Every component of the presentation should add to the communication. 2. Creativity ... Does the presentation appeal to the audience? Have the color choices, graphics, and background design been wisely used? 3. Consistency ... Does the presentation have a similar style from slide-to-slide? Have the guidelines for text, graphics, transitions and special effects been followed? Chapter 4 Section 1-Colton “ “ “ 2 –Brandan 3- Kass 4 – Dakota Chapter 5 Section 1 – McKenzy 2 – Samuel 3 – Jared 4 – Sandra Chapter 6 Section 1 –Tori 2- Nick 3- Aileen 4 – Mr. Harold