What are ideas for creating a Powerpoint on the subject of Japanese mythology? What kind of data could I use? I have plenty of information about gods, oni, dragons, and yokai, but I have no idea what I could use for quantitative or qualitative data.
This is a really difficult situation! I have a few thoughts, and I hope they are of some use to you.
1. Perhaps you could quantify, over the course of all the tales you have studied, the number of encounters that are god to god and god to man. I do not know much about Japanese mythology, but in most mythologies, there are encounters between gods and man and also encounters between the gods themselves. Such a graph might be a bar graph comparing the two. The table would lay out the data in table form, of course.
2. It might be possible to quantify the "power" of the gods. There is usually some sort of hierarchy among them, with one having the most power and others having lesser degrees of power. This, too, could be shown with a data table and a bar graph or pie chart.
3. If these gods are a violent bunch, their violent deeds could be quantified, too. Or there might be a comparison of how many instances there are in which they have hurt humans or helped them. Most mythologies I am familiar with would provide comparisons like this.
Perhaps you could create a table that compares and contrasts the beliefs from each religion to highlight their similarities and differences, and educate the reader through an organized visual chart.
For Example, a venn diagram type of chart that could take into account different beliefs and traditions but also cross over when it comes to shared items.
Check for a venn diagram clipart in powerpoint to help you. If not, you could easliy draw the circles in paint, and copy and paste them into the slides.
If powerpoint doesnt have anything use PREZI!! (much cooler)
There are many templates available of presenations that people have already developed, and then you can choose a guide and even import your powerpoint.