Famous French People Projects


Please follow the steps below.

Step 1:

Choose a number between 1 and 22. Do NOT go on with this until everyone has chosen a number.

Once EVERYONE has a number, click on this link to see who you will be doing your project on. There are a few links for you to start out with in your research.

Our project is going to be a PowerPoint presentation on your person. You will have a maximum of 10 slides to present your information on so you need to sift through the information you will find to give us the most pertinent. You will have a minimum of 7 slides (you can count 1 title slide in that).

Step 2:

For this step, you will be taking HANDWRITTEN notes on your person. These notes will be turned in as part of your project. You will need to include the following information:

      1. His/her name.
      2. Where s/he was born and traveled throughout life.
      3. His/her profession.
      4. His/her family (wife/husband/children).
      5. His/her most famous contributions (specific names of works if possible).
      6. Any other interesting information we need to know.
      7. His/her death (if they have died).

You need to include in your written notes the URLs of any websites you visit to take information from them. I must be able to go to the same URL and find the same information you have picked up. But cannot take things word for word from a website unless you indicate that with " (quotation marks) and give the specific place you took it from. If you use a direct quote (more than 3 words in a row!) from a website but do not show it as a quote, it is called plagarism and is considered cheating. You will get a 0 for this.

Tip: Not all Internet sources are created equal. Some are more valid than others so you need to look carefully at who puts out the website you are using and evaluate whether the information is accurate. Compare websites. Even some of the websites I've listed do not have good quality information. Use this activity to grow in your ability to find and then sort out quality information.

Step 3:

In this step, you need to collect examples of this person's contribution to society. If they are an artist, you will be showing examples of their art. If they are a poet, you will show examples of their poetry.

Once again, you need to document where you are getting your information (the specific URL) and indicate if anything is a direct quote by using quotation marks. To use pictures, write down the URL where you obtained them. Make sure you save your work often!!

Step 4:

In this step you will be putting everything together into your PowerPoint. Remember the basics of using PowerPoint: