they can learn about their own family and culture. Genealogy projects are a
great opportunity to teach advanced research and tech skills in PowerPoint. A
well structured project can be broken up into three parts: 1. Researching Last
Name Origin, 2. Gathering Information About Your Family, and 3. Organizing And
Presenting in PowerPoint.
- Researching Last Name Origin
many places where the students can begin, for one: Google. Another great
resource is Ancestry.com. They provide free access to schools. Encourage
students to ask their parents about the history of their family and name, and
have that be where the Powerpoint begins.
present information. Students will need to have some basic Powerpoint skills
like opening the presentation, choosing themes, adding text, pictures, and
media. Making a family tree using charts in Powerpoint is relatively advanced,
and having these skills prepares student for future presentations.
- Choosing a theme (changing a theme)
- Adding text and pictures
- Adding transitions and animations
- Adding media (embedding media)
- Adding links
- Adding a SmartArt Hierarchy Chart
Hierarchy Chart in Powerpoint!
your students to explore different ways to make a chart. They could also draw
lines to different family members. They can add an image of a tree in the
chart is a good choice to begin, however, there are also Family Tree Templates
available for powerpoint. https://templates.office.com/en-US/Family-tree-chart-vertical%2C-green%2C-red%2C-widescreen-TM00001053
- Names and ages of family members 2 or 3 generations back
- Jobs of family
- Location of family
- Siblings, cousins, uncles, aunts, grandparents
students will finally be ready to present their presentation!
your students? What kinds of templates have you used to create a family tree?