Technology in Action
Integrating Technology


Title: Empresarios of Texas
Developed by: Jimmy Hughes

Content Area: Texas History

Grade Level: 7th

Materials/Resources (Including Software):  PowerPoint, Internet

Technology Focus:

 

Word Processing

 

Spreadsheet

 

Database

 

Web Page

X

Multimedia Presentation

 

Graphical Organizers

X

Internet

 

 Other

Skills Included in Lesson

Timeline:  2 days

TEKS:
Subject Area - 113.23.2(B,C,D,F), 113.23.22(A,B,C,D)
Technology Applications - 126.12.2A-C, 126.12.3A-B, 126.12.7D, 126.12.10A, 126.12.11B

Objective: The students will create a Power Point presentation over a Texas empresario using information found on the internet.

Procedures:

  1. Follow the requirements for the Empresarios of Texas PowerPoint presentation.
  2. Students will research their topics and complete the information sheet provided.
  3. Create a PowerPoint presentation using the following instructions:
    PowerPoint Presentation
  4. Follow the instructions to add custom animation to the PowerPoint presentation.
  5. Use additional instructions to manipulate pictures and add movies.

Assessment: Rubric

Modifications: Require fewer slides and less information on each slide.

Extensions: Students will give an oral presentation of their slide show.

Additional Resources/Websites: Textbook, Texas Almanac, Google, Yahoo