Slide Show Presentation Tipsan Santa Monica Colle

Slide Show Presentation Tipsan Santa Monica Colle

Slide Show Presentation Tipsan Santa Monica Colle

Describe and discuss, orally and/or in writing of the beginning of World War 2 only on 1942-1944. Demonstrate the ability to interpret historical information by applying analytical skills used by historians—such as synthesizing evidence from both primary and secondary sources, comparing and contrasting multiple perspectives, contextualizing information, and/or identifying causes and effects of change and continuity—to the course content.

Demonstrate the value of historical knowledge for understanding more recent and/or comparable issues, events, and trends.

Content Prompt with Instructions

Evaluate Professor Eric Foner’s Freedom thesis by developing 1 historical case study examining the multiple meanings of freedom in the American experience during world war 2 in 1942-1944

Foner’s thesis “the meanings of freedom, the social conditions that make freedom possible; and the boundaries of freedom that determine who is entitled to enjoy freedom and who is not. All have changed over time.” (See Give Me Liberty, preface).

  • A case study consists of comparing or contrasting the multiple meanings of freedom for 2 groups within the same historical time period. Compare minorities with whites
  • Choose one time period: World war 2
  • Content & Analysis:
  • Explain Prof. Foner’s Freedom Thesis and its significance for understanding American history
  • Clearly identify the case study, including naming the 2 groups during world war 2 in 1942-1944, the historical event, and the kind(s) of freedom(s) (i.e., economic, political, social, personal) under examination.
  • Situate the case study in its historical context (when, where, what, who)
  • Is the discussion on the multiple meanings of freedom examples of aspiration, expansion, restriction, and/or defense? Explain how and why.
  • Discuss the historical and contemporary significance of the case study.
  • Evidence:
    • Can incorporate 2-4 images but they must be relevant and support the main ideas of the slide. Do NOT use visuals in place of analysis or to “fill up space.” Verify authenticity of images and caption source. (This can result in a deduction of points).
    • Draw content and evidence from the secondary sources (Give Me Liberty, lecture, PBS documentaries) to develop and support your case study.
    • Draw textual evidence from 2 or more relevant primary sources (Voices of Freedom) to develop and support your ideas.
    • NO outside textual primary and secondary sources. NO quotes.

Technical Instructions and Requirements

Create an original Google Slides presentation and written script. Google Slides

Number of slides: 2


  • If incorporating an image, limit one image per slide, and only when it supports a main idea of the slide’s content. Include text caption to an image for context and citation.
  • Images can include verified primary source photo, political cartoon, graph, chart.

All team members will take on the role of IT specialist (i.e., creating Google slides, recording narration)

Recommended tutorials. Click on hyperlinks to access tutorials.

How to: Quick Tutorial for New Google Slides Presentation

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How to Add Narration to Google Slides

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Slide Show Presentation Tips

An effective presentation is a combination of presentation software and other forms of communication, writing and reporting to persuade, convince, inform and enlighten.

Some tips to keep in mind when designing:

  • Keep it simple, elegant and professional. Limit the use of text, bullet points, and images.
  • Edit ruthlessly. Have others proofread if possible.
  • Use real images whenever possible, not clipart.
  • Font size needs to be large enough to read, 18-24 pt is standard. Specialty fonts are hard to read.
  • Colors – change for emphasis as needed, but be consistent with design
  • Structure the presentation with an opening slide, the subject material, a conclusion or summary, and a works cited/credits closing slide.


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Analysis of Primary Sources

Contextualize and interpret primary sources: cite the source (the creator) and contextualize (situate in time and place). All sources must be verified for accuracy.

Reading primary sources requires critical thought and analysis. The critical thinking required by primary sources comes from putting them to questions.

Some questions to consider when analyzing a source:

  • What kind of source is it?
  • Who is the creator of this primary source?
  • What credentials does the creator have that makes this source credible?
  • When was this item created in relation to the time of the events?
  • Who was the intended audience of the item?
  • What was the item’s intended purpose?
  • What was happening at the item was created?
  • What does it tell us about broader issues and developments of a given time period?
  • What historical questions can you answer using this source?