Using approved guidelines for conducting simple Internet research, choose one immigrant or refugee group and prepare an audio-narrated PowerPoint presentation about the group.
You may not choose the following groups that have already been covered extensively within the modules:
Irish Germans Jews Chinese
Your presentation must include slides that include the following information:
Images/visuals for each slide in the form of: o Photos (Required) o Maps (Required) o Charts o Graphs
An introduction to your group and an overview of their place of origin Push and pull factors that affected your chosen group Skills and assets of the group Liabilities of the group Early settlement patterns of the group
Occupations in which this group was concentrated Challenges the group faced Settlement patterns and experiences of this group in American society today
Use your critical thinking skills to answer the following question: Based on your research, would you say that your chosen group has attained the “American Dream?” In other words, has America been a “Promised Land” for your group? Why or why not?
Slides must not be covered with paragraphs of writing. Include only short phrases (bullets) and images/visuals. You should explain the content of each slide with your voice rather than with writing. Do not read from your notes when recording your presentation. Your words should flow smoothly as though you are speaking to someone rather than reading mechanically from your notes. Try to be animated when you speak rather than speaking in a monotone. Try to engage your listener and keep him or her interested in what you have to say.
See the grading rubric on the last page to see how this presentation will be graded.
You will need to record and embed a narrative for each of your slides; i.e., say what you would say if you were presenting in front of a live audience. As such, you will need to attach a microphone/headset with microphone to your computer to record the audio. Prices will vary, but an inexpensive headset with microphone will work fine.
Instructions for how to record and add audio narrations to your presentation can be found by using the PowerPoint help feature. These links may also help you as you create your audio PowerPoint with appropriate timing: