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Saturday, September 24, 2005

Related (specific) Technology Outcome being integrated: C.1 3.5 Students will be able to analyze and synthesize information to create a product.

Subject: Social Studies

Grade: 7

Description: Learning about culture in their own immediate environment, students will recognize that communication in all its forms is the means by which culture is formed. One large communicator today is mainstream media that effects it's viewers. Television, movies, and the Internet have effected popular culture and influenced what Canadians value.
In response to their analysis of today's popular culture, students will generate a Power Point presentation in order to "sell" a product they've designed. The student's presentation is a live advertisement using Power Point as a mode for the class to view their product. The product is something the students have invented based on their reflections on what is marketable in today's culture. In their presentation, students must include rationale for why their product is a "must buy" and what benefits their product offers to society or to the individual. The Power Point presentation will be assessed on creativity of product, plausibility of product in today's popular culture, effective use of Power Point to display their product, and clarity of presentation.


At September 26, 2005, Blogger Jeff Meadows said...


This is a good integration of PowerPoint into the Junior HIgh Social Studies curriculum. One thing that I particularly liked was the fact that it was the curriculum that drove this activity and the technology was simply a tool to accomplish it.

Well done,



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