This is a wonderful project that shows students the joy of learning and research through PowerPoint. Be sure they’re comfortable with PowerPoint by completing several of the prior projects:
Let them pick their favorite topic, do the research and then showcase their information with PowerPoint–as a slideshow and a presentation.
Here’s the lesson:
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