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BUS:PowerPoint Presentations

Life Skills:

  • Employability

Curriculum Tie:

Time Frame:
3 class periods that run 45 minutes each.

Group Size:


This lesson is a basic introduction to PowerPoint. Students learn how to add slides, transitions, sound, background and graphics.

Main Curriculum Tie:
College and Career Awareness
Strand 4 Standard 1

Explore the careers, education, and training related to accounting and finance, HR management, and hospitality and travel.



Background For Teachers:
Teachers will need to provide each student with the "How to Create a PowerPoint Presentation" either on disk or by printouts. They will also need to provide them with an example slide show. Students will also need the instruction sheets. I have found that the students do not need a large amount of instructions as most of them have worked with PowerPoint at some other time, and they love to explore and create exciting presentations.

Student Prior Knowledge:
No prior PowerPoint knowledge is required.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to create a PowerPoint Presentation with transitions, graphics, sound, and pictures.

Instructional Procedures:
First students will need to watch the "How to Create a PowerPoint Presentation" slide show. Then, they will need to watch an example slide show. Finally, they will create their own presentation by referring back to the instruction sheet.

Strategies For Diverse Learners:
This is a great activity to pair students together to work together. If a student is more advanced, pair them with a struggling student.

Have students extend the number of slides in their show, and format the slides as much as they can by changing the fonts, transitions, backgrounds and time.

Assessment Plan:
Use the PowerPoint grade sheet.


"How to create a PowerPoint Presentation" is from Julie Banta of West Point Jr. High.


Created Date :
May 25 2005 16:31 PM