Lets learn about some explorers
Use these websites:
Your job is to create a powerpoint presentation on a famous explorer.
Fourth Grade Explorer Research Powerpoint Presentation
Picture of the Explorer
Second Slide –Who is Your Explorer?
Introduce the explorer –
where and when was he born (years of birth and death)
what exploration he is famous for.
Picture – Flag of Country he was born in
Third Slide – Early life of your explorer
Early life of the explorer – tell about anything you can find out about his early life – some things you may be able to find out about are – his parents, what did he learn about as a child that would have helped him be an explorer , what jobs did he do as he was growing up?
Picture of him or his family in childhood or if you can’t find that find something from that time period ( like an old sailing ship perhaps)
Fourth Slide –Where did your explorer go?
Where and when did your explorer go to on his first voyage?
Where and when did your explorer go to on his second voyage?
What interesting things happened to your explorer?
What was it like on the ships in the olden days?
Picture – choose something that fits what you are writing here.
Fifth Slide – Map of explorations
Put a map on your page that shows the following details – (use this as your slide background)
Coloured lines showing the routes he took ( you will probably have to do this in kidpix and then export it to the desktop as a jpeg and then add it to your slideshow)
Key ( this explains what all the symbols on your map represent)
Sixth Slide – Other interesting things
Put any other interesting things you found out about your explorer on this slide, include pictures and any facts that didn’t fit into the other slides
Seventh Slide – Conclusion
What did you learn ?
When you are finished the first 7 slides – add
1) slide transitions,
2) use different fonts, colours, styles for your titles and words
3) add animations for your titles and words ( this is how they come onto the page, and what they do next and how they leave the page)
4) add sound to your slideshow ( under slideshow – record narration – you can record your voice – reading and presenting your slideshow)
and make your presentation a great one!
Eighth Slide ( only if you are done slides 1 – 7 )
Now make a cool kid pix presentation or scratch assignment that shows what you know about the life of your explorer – then we will put them in our powerpoint!
Check out these 2 examples
Claymation John Cabot – done by a student
John Cabot movie – done by professionals
Movie made in Kidpix – this is a totally different project but gives you an idea of what you could do with garageband, imovie, kidpix and more
Here is an example of a powerpoint presentation done by a student in 2010
Click on the links below to find information for each explorer
Samuel de Champlain
Sir Francis Drake