One of the best ways to demonstrate and practice your skills is to teach others! In this project, you will review all of the information you have learned in this course and demonstrate your understanding by creating a PowerPoint presentation to teach others.
First, begin by reviewing the previous lessons about geography, religion, economics, government, and social studies skills.
Second, use examples from previous lessons about the Maya, Inca, and Aztec civilizations and the Roman and Byzantine Empires to provide details on each topic. For example, when describing government, you may wish to use an example from the lesson about Rome. What type of government did the Romans have? Did they have more than one form of government throughout their history?
Third, use your knowledge to create a PowerPoint presentation. The audience for your presentation will be 5th or 6th grade students; make sure to provide simple, yet detailed information about each topic.
Your presentation will need to contain a minimum of 7 slides; you will likely need more than that. Below is the list of required slides:
Government and Social Systems
Social Studies Skills
When preparing your presentation, make sure that each slide contains at least one graphic or picture and vary the transitions between slides to create interest. Providing audio on each slide is also a great way to enhance your presentation! The opportunities for creativity are limitless!
You are near completion of this lesson!
If you are unsure of any of the following topics you have studied throughout this lesson, please take time to review them and/or ask your teacher for additional explanation prior to continuing on to the next lesson. You should now be able to:
Apply knowledge of geography, religion, economics, government and social systems, and social studies skills. You shared your knowledge of these topics as you created a presentation that could be shared with other students.
Demonstrate synthesis of social studies skills such as: mapping, physical features, location, movement, human characteristics of places, factors affecting growth and decline of settlements, economic activities, forms of government, and religious groups. You should have provided specific examples in your presentation to illustrate the general topics of geography, religion, economics, government, and social studies skill