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Black History Research Project

you are researching the importance of the song "Happy Birthday" by Stevie Wonder

J Allen

on 2 March 2015

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Transcript of Black History Research Project

If you have never heard of the song, you first need to listen to it...the song you hear in the background is the song
(here's a hint it has a lot to do with Black history month)
In your prezi, you need to RESEARCH and INCLUDE this information.
But wait there is more....
Find 1 famous person and 1 person you know (classmate, parent, friend off facebook etc) with the birthday Jan 20th, and post there picture like below
You also need this....
Read the lyrics of "Happy birthday" by Stevie Wonder.
After reading, create you own verse to add to the song.
(dont worry, you will not have to sing or perform it.). Its needs to be catchy and rhyme. I will give you an example (but you can not use mine.
Details, Details, Details
Make sure you get ALL the information. Half (50%) of your grade is whether you research and present 1, 2, 3, & 4.

You must also include where you got your info from. see below

Inserting a video
-When you create you video, you need need to include yourself asking the other person the question.

-It DOES NOT need to be longer than 1 minute.

-Your chromebook has the ability to take videos (if you do not know how ask a classmate)

-Once you have you video, go to the
insert tab
at the top and click on "from file (PDF, video)..."
Black history research project
Zoom in and out freely with these buttons or the scroll wheel on a mouse
These are frames, they're like slides -
you can navigate to them from the sidebar or add more from the top left corner.

Click and delete the grey boxes to get started!
The importance of "Happy Birthday"
Hello, class. Today you will create a prezi and learn about the significance of the song, "Happy Birthday" by Stevie Wonder...lets get to it
1. the Significance of the Stevie Wonder's song “Happy Birthday”

2. information about the people; Stevie Wonder and Martin Luther King

3. information about the time period when the song was written

4. List 10 other songs that honor Martin Luther King and their artists

"Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.
Buzz Aldrin Larry Jenkins
Jan 20th 1930 Jan 20th 1988
second astronaut This is my cousin
to land on moon (not really)
Find 1 classmate and ask them 1 question…
"If you could make a song about someone important in your life, who would it be and why?” (this counts as the video)
Insert tab
Ok, let's recap
1. Research and create prezi on "Happy Birthday" by Stevie Wonder

2. Use at least 10 slides
3. Make one video interview
4. include a relevant background
5. Include the song "Happy Birthday" in the background
6. Write your own verse to add to the Song "Happy Birthday
7. Find a famous person and friend who's birthday is on the 20th of January and include their pictures in the prezi
Cover 4 points
1. the significance of the Stevie Wonder's song “Happy Birthday”
2. information about Stevie Wonder and Martin Luther King
3. information about the time period when the song was written
4. List 10 other songs that honor Martin Luther King and their artists
Yeah, your really going to have to research to get the information
Easy Right...?
Due dates and help
-Make sure you actually listen to the whole song

-This project is due January 27th (no exceptions!)

-If you need help, send me a edmodo post and I will respond

-Really make use of the chromebook, google and your classmates. you can work together. there should be no reason why you cannot figure something out.

Also, if not sure about something use help in top of the prezi (click on the question marK)

-Good luck, I know you will do well

-A minimum of at least 10 slides relating to you information

-At least 1 video clip relating to your information (we will talk about how later)

-the happy birthday song by Stevie Wonder playing in the background of the Prezi

-Must use a relevant background (maybe Stevie Wonder’s Cd cover, Martin Luther King, etc….NO bubbles or horsey, or basket ball players)

Almost Done
"MLK day is important to all,
I thank you very much for the sacifice you made,
crazy to thinkm some would want you to fall,
you create a path of courage that will never fade"
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