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
Microsoft® Word: Create a 5 paragraph report on a famous
African American person/figure throughout history/or now. 75
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
Let’s add to this list!
Applications to be Integrated:
You will be writing a 5 paragraph report on the African American figure that you
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.
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
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.
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.