Who’s Who in History?

                                          And why are they important to me?

Your job is to select one person from the list and present an auto-biography on your person’s life. You will  have 2 weeks to gather information and put together your slide show. You may use the link list or any other site that you have discussed with me but you may not use Wiikipedia!! You must also complete an information sheet before you begin your Powerpoint; your research needs to put on a blank Word document. Your slide show will contain a minimum of 10 slides:

                            1 title slide(picture of your person & their name)

                            1 author’s slide(picutre of you, your name & maybe a good place for voice recording)

                            1 works cited slide(include your urls of where you are finding your research)

                            7 (minimum) informational slides

                            At least 1 example of each of the following:

                                          Word Art

                                          Background, color or graphic(picture)

                                          Font size, style, color changes

                                          Bulleted list

                                          Graphic located on the internet

                                          Custom animations on both entrance & exit

                                          Sound effects attached to the animation(slide transition)

                                          Your voice recorded

                            Transitions between all of your slides

                            Some consistency in colors and fonts so the slide show appears like it

                            belongs together.

                           You want to put only 2 sentences on each slide. Summarize the information you find, you do not want to list all of it on the slide.

Your show must have the following information & you may decide the order of the slides:

                            When & where they were born

                            Family- before(parents, brothers/sisters & after marriage(wife, children)

                            Where they were raised

                            Conditions of living- ex: city, farming

                            Early jobs


                            Contributions to society & history

This is the information that needs to be put on your information sheet!!

You will be graded based on the following

Dalai Lama                                          Muhammad, Isaac Newton, Jesus Christ,

Vladmir Putin

Barack Obama                                          Buddha, Confucius, St. Paul

Hilary Clinton

Abe Lincoln

George Washington                            Ts’ai Lun, Johann Gutenberg, Christopher Columbus


Ben Franklin                                          Albert Einstein, Clara Barton, Susan B. Anthony


Thomas Edison                            Amelia Earhart, Elizabeth I, Ella Fitzgerald

James Madison

Mark Twain                                          Beatles, Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, Joan of Arc

Thomas Paine

Wright Brothers

Alexander Graham Bell              Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Helen Keller, Mother Teresa

Walt Disney

Eli Whitney                                          Sandra Day O’Connor, Sacagawea,

Joseph Smith

Jackie Robinson                            Margaret Thatcher, Harriet Tubman, Babe Didrikson Z.

Susan B. Anthony

Harriet Beecher Stowe              U2, Led Zeppelin, Ramones

Samuel F. B. Morse

Bill Gates                                          Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, Aretha Franklin, Chuck Berry

Elvis Presley

P. T. Barnum                                          Hank Aaron, Pete Rose, Van Gogh, Georgia O’Keefe

Lewis and Clark

Louis Armstrong                            Mary Cassat, Rembrandt, Charles Schulz

Ernest Hemingway

Thurgood Marshall

Rosa Parks

Neil Armstrong

Oprah Winfrey


Bob Hope

Muhammad Ali

Henry Ford

Hank Greenberg

Wilma Rudolph

Jesse Owens

Billie Jean King

Chuck Berry


Jonus Sulk