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The Bluest Eye Power Point Presentation Handout/Planning Guide

The Bluest Eye Power Point Presentation Handout/Planning Guide

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Worksheet 1: Identifying a Social Problem

  • Purpose: You will create a PowerPoint Presentation offering facts and resources for teenagers in your community whom have been or are dealing with issues of abuse, neglect, or self-hatred.
  • Choose one of the following issues discussed in the Bluest Eye that your group plans to explore as being the most important social problem teens in your community face.

TOPICS:

  • Sexual Abuse
  • Physical Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Abandonment/Neglect
  • Self-Hatred/Self-Acceptance
  • Explain how this social problem affects teens in your community.
  • List at least three undesirable social conditions that result from this problem:
  • SYNTHESIZE all your information above into one or two sentences: State the nature of the social problem that your group will be studying and the reasons why your team selected this issue.

Worksheet 2: Understanding the Problem

  • Thesis Statement
  • Legal Definition of your Topic, Source:
  • Signs of abuse—list some signs an abused child/teen may develop, Source:
  • What questions do you wish to explore about this social problem? (eg. How many teenagers experience emotional abuse?)

Worksheet 3: Resources

  • Restate your working thesis. Evaluate the issue you selected and the problems being researched. (Teens who experienced emotional abuse often suffer with issues of depression, anger and violence.)
  • Research the following community agency. Name, Address, Website, Contact Person, Phone, Hours of Availability
  • What is the organization’s mission/purpose?
  • List of resources this organization has to offer: (Teen Group Talks, One-on-one private sessions, etc.)

Worksheet 4: Getting the Facts

  • Restate your working thesis.
  • Present evidence that a problem exists amongst teens in your community. Use statistical facts found via the internet and other sources. Be as specific as possible and cite the source of the data. What did you find? Where did you find it? Identify the source. What it mean? How can it be used?

Worksheet 5: Getting to the Root of the Problem

  • Restate your working thesis.
  • Briefly list several underlying factors that contribute to the problem you have identified (support these factors with evidence): What did you find? Where did you find it? Identify source. What does this mean? How can it be used in your presentation?

Worksheet 6: Understanding the Importance

  • Reflect on all the information you found. Evaluate its importance. What should others learn from your findings?
  • Write your thesis.
  • What did you learn?
  • How did you learn this information? What steps did you take to education yourself about this topic?
  • Why should you share this information with others?

Worksheet 7: Spread the Word

  • Thesis Statement
  • Create a story board of your PowerPoint. Outline the order that you will present your findings. Remember your audience; you are creating this PSA for teenagers like yourselves. Write a sentence explaining the scene.
  • Slide (Illustration, Graph, Graphic, etc)
  • Information—What text will be included in the slide?
  • Who will Present?

About this Document

This multimedia project guides students in creating a PowerPoint Presentation offering facts and resources for teenagers in your community whom have been or are dealing with issues of abuse, neglect, or self-hatred.

Tags: Exercises & Activities, Grade 12, Language Arts, Teachers, The Bluest Eye

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