India Powerpoint Presentation
by Amy Morgan

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Suggested Grade Level: 7-12

Suggested Curriculum Areas: Language Arts, History, Geography, Computers

Lesson Goals: Students will be able to:

  • identify the capital of India
  • identify the government of India as well as political figures
  • research the “teenage” culture of India
  • observe the diversity of India as it relates to religion, climate, people, landscape and language

Lesson Objectives:

Students will create a power point presentation of India. The presentation is designed to inform the students of the country of and many aspects of the Indian Culture which are often overlooked in many textbooks.

Lesson Outline:

This project may be done individually or students may be put into groups of 2-3 students to complete the presentation.

Introduction:

You (and your colleagues) have been chosen by the Tourism Industry in India to design a power point presentation reflecting the beauty and uniqueness of India. The purpose of the billboard is to inform Americans about the country as well as attract more tourists from the United States. Your firm will be completing a power point presentation for the Indian Tourism Committee centered out of Madurai. This will determine whether or not your firm will be contracted for the advertising.

Activities: Create a power point of India that will include the following:

  • a map of India denoting it’s capital city
  • type of money
  • type of government
  • important governmental leaders
  • tourist attractions
  • economy
  • religion
  • climate
  • physical landscape
  • language
  • teenage culture

** other items that you may feel are important

Amount of Time: 1-2 weeks

Assessment Ideas: Included on student handout

Resources: Various sites on the web or resource materials from the library

http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/in.html

http://www.tourindia.com/

http://hulk.bu.edu/misc/india/

http://india-tourism.com/

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/intoc.html

 

Extension Activities: Create a billboard

Oral reports to other groups

Written report on what the students learned about India

Comparison/Contrast of India and the United States

Connections to Standards:

Social Studies

  • Geography: People, Places, and Environments

Students in Wisconsin will learn about geography through the study of the relationships among people, places and environments.

  • Use a variety of geographic representations, such as political, physical, and topographic maps, a globe, aerial photographs, and satellite images, to gather and compare information about a place.
  • Use an atlas to estimate distance, calculate scale, identify dominant patterns of climate and land use, and compute population density.
  • Describe and analyze the ways in which people in different regions of the world interact with their physical environments through vocational and recreational activities.

Language Arts/English

  • Writing

Students in Wisconsin will write clearly and effectively to share information and knowledge, to influence and persuade, to create and entertain.

    • Create or produce writing to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
  • Write in a variety of situations (during an exam, in a computer lab) and adapt strategies, such as revision, technology, and the use of reference materials, to the situation.
  • Use a variety of writing technologies including pen and paper as well as computers

 

E. Media and Technology

Students in Wisconsin will use media and technology critically and creatively to obtain, organize, prepare and share information; to influence and persuade; and to entertain and be entertained.

  • Use computers to acquire, organize, analyze, and communicate information.
    • Demonstrate efficient word-processing skills
    • Construct and use simple databases
    • Perform basic computer operations on various platforms
    • Collect various on-line sources, such as web pages, news groups, and listservs

3. Create media products appropriate to audience and purpose

  • Use desktop publishing to produce products such as brochures and newsletters designed for particular organizations and audiences

5. Analyze and Edit media work as appropriate to audience and purpose.

  • Revise media productions by adding, deleting, and adjusting the sequence and arrangement of information, images, or other content as necessary to improve focus, clarity, or effect

F. Research and Inquiry

Students in Wisconsin will locate, use, and communicate information from a variety of print and nonprint materials.

  • Conduct research and inquiry on self-selected or assigned topics, issues, or problems and use an appropriate form to communicate their findings.
    • Use multiple sources to identify and locate information pertinent to research including encyclopedias, almanacs, dictionaries, library catalogs, indexes to periodicals, and various electronic search engines
    • Compile, organize, and evaluate information, taking notes that record and summarize what has been learned and extending the investigation to other sources
    • Review and evaluate the usefulness of information gathered in an investigation
    • Produce an organized written and oral report that presents and reflects on findings, draws sound conclusions, adheres to the conventions for preparing a manuscript, and gives proper credit to sources
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