Microsoft® Office Integration Project Black History Month Possible Points: 350 Objective: Students will understand how to locate information using the Internet and how to determine if the information is valid. Students will be aware of the different search engines and online libraries and encyclopedias. Students will turn their research paper into a story presentation utilizing Windows Movie Maker. Students will utilize several Microsoft® Applications integrating them for a completed Windows Movie related to Black History month. Microsoft® Word: Create a 5 paragraph report on a famous African American person/figure throughout history/or now. 75 points Microsoft® Word, PowerPoint, or Paint: Create a postage stamp depicting the African American that you feel is worthy of the honor. Ensure to include dates and postage amount. It may be a “forever” stamp. 50 points Microsoft® Excel: Create a timeline of the person’s life utilizing a spreadsheet. 75 points Microsoft® PowerPoint: Create a story board – for later use in the narrative in your movie. 50 points Windows Movie Maker: Create a movie representing the person’s life. Utilize the microphone for voice input relating the narrative from your storyboard. 100 points Possible figures you may use: (others may be considered if approved by Ms. Casemier or Ms. Hovey). Civil Rights Leaders Clarence Thomas Religious Leaders Martin Luther King Scientists Gwendolyn Brooks Inventors Count Basie Actors/Actresses Ella Fitzgerald Athletes Halle Berry Colin Powell Sidney Poitier Barack Obama Nat King Cole Thurgood Marshall Jackie Robinson Oprah Winfrey Tiger Woods Vanessa Williams Let’s add to this list! Applications to be Integrated: Microsoft® Word MLA Format You will be writing a 5 paragraph report on the African American figure that you chose. The first paragraph will be the introduction. Paragraphs 2 – 4 will be the body of your report. Paragraph 5 will be the conclusion. The MLA format of writing will be used. Microsoft® Excel You will be creating a timeline representing your figures life. This will be completed in Microsoft® Excel. You will be instructed on how to do this during a class lecture. Microsoft® PowerPoint You will be creating a narrative of your figure. This narrative will be used when you speak into the microphone to narrate your presentation. Text will be written in a storyboard format as to what you plan on saying word-for-word for each of your Movie Maker slides. Windows Movie Maker You will be telling a story utilizing Windows Movie Maker. This story must be of a famous African American person in history or now. Your movie will have a beginning, middle, and end to it. You will have narrative and music in your movie. Internet Research You will learn what a reputable (good) website for research is and what isn’t. You will learn about different search engines and how they work. You will learn the difference between a search engine and a source. You will present your movie to the class for peer review.
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