World History

Industrial Revolution

PowerPoint® Project


One of your projects this quarter is to create and present a PowerPoint® presentation showing the class a specific period of art evident during the Industrial Revolution – either the Romantic, Realist or Impressionist periods.  You will have the choice of working individually or in a group of up to 3 students.  You must choose your topic and group by the end of this period.  Your job is to create a presentation informing the class about the different artists and composers during one of the above-mentioned movements during the 1800s.  Each member of the group shall produce 5-7 slides, an annotated bibliography, and a handout on his/her slides.  Of course, this can be combined with the rest of the group’s presentation, handout and annotated bibliography.  Each group should have a list of member contributions so that the group can have both an individual and group grade.  Students working individually on this project can concentrate on one particular artist or composer.  Projects are due and will begin being presented on December 8.


Since this project is on Microsoft PowerPoint® and some of you are still unfamiliar with the software, we will go over the program in class.  Each group will have access to 3.5 diskettes to save their presentations on, as well as the school server.  Groups will have time to work in class from now until December 7.  Most of the time we will be in Computer Lab 245, so make sure that your passwords and user Ids are working.


Your 100-point grade will be based on:

·         50% individual grade

·         50% group grade


Project Requirements:

·         Presentations should be 10-15 minutes long

·         Project must have at least 5 graphics

·         Project must have at least 1 transition animation

·         Project must have at least 5 text descriptor slides

·         Project must have a title slide – this does NOT count toward the total number of required slides nor the number of text descriptor slides

·         Project must have a typed, annotated bibliography of at least 10 sources (see “Bibliography Guidelines” for help – you should have a copy of this from our Review Projects, our French Revolution Projects and our Industrial Revolution Primary Sources Activity) – this does NOT count as one of your text descriptor slides, nor does it count for the required minimum number of slides

·         Project must have at least 1 audio file (MIDI, MP3, CD, etc.)

·         Project must relate presentation’s subject to the Industrial Revolution

·         Project must include a typed handout for the class to study from (if you hand it ot me by December 3, I can have it copied for the class and save you some money) – 23 copies needed for the entire class and teacher, including group members

·         Project must include a typed list of group member duties (individual projects will have their total grade based on individual effort)

·         Students should review other and all requirements in the attached rubric, especially for presentational grading


Where can you get your images?

·         Books – bring them in & mark the pictures so you can scan them onto a disk in room 212.  Students will have the ability to go to the library and check out books as well.

·         Internet –,,, are a few sites worth looking at or using to search for images and audio files.

·         CDs – these are always a good source for music


Some Pointers:

·         GIF images are smaller than TIF or JPG, but TIF images have the most clarity

·         MIDI files are easily downloaded from the Internet; Real Audio or MP3s take up more space but sound better

·         The CD prompter will take up even less space on your disk or in your folder

·         Make sure that you list all of the places you get images, information and audio files from – they are necessary for a proper bibliography!

·         Make the most of your class time – this is your chance to do all of your work in class and not have extra homework!  Otherwise, you’ll have to finish this at home!

·         Save everything onto your disk or on the server – do not save on the hard drive!