Education Standards

Power Point over Police Shootings of African Americans

Power Point over Police Shootings of African Americans

Overview

The students do a PowerPoint over controversial police shootings of African Americans. The names of the victims come from a list at the end of the novel, The Hate U Give. Names of victims killed after the novel was published have been added.

The Hate U Give Power Point Overview

Victims of police shootings that can be assigned to students. These are listed in the novel and some names have been added since the book was written. 

You will make a power point that does the following for the person you have been assigned:

(You have Keynote on your computer.)

1) It explains the facts of what happened that led up to the shooting. (This may be done through words and/or showing a video if one is available for your person. Remember, everything you say should not be on the powerpoint. It is a guide. This will be presented in front of the class. Become an expert on your case.)

2)  It explains why or why not the shooter (police officer) was charged with a crime. Give the reasons why he/she was or was not charged with a crime.

3) Explain if you agree with the decision made in the case. Make sure you give specific reasons on why you agree with the police officer being charged in the shooting or why you disagree with the police officer not being charged. If you feel he/she should have been charged or not charged, explain why (give specific reasons) on why he/she should have been charged or should not have been charged. 

4) Your PP should also describe/show the reaction in the community in the days after the shooting, the reaction in the community after the police officer was charged or not charged with a crime, and the reaction in the community when the verdict was announced (if the officer was charged with a crime). 

5) Your last slide should cite your sources using the MLA format (Works Cited page). 

Your powerpoint should have at least ten slides. It must include photos or video or both. It should have limited text. When you present this to the class, you should not be merely reading off of your power point. That is boring! Your presentation in front of the class should show that you are an expert on the case you have been assigned!

These are victims of controversial police shootings. Names can be added as unfortunately, more shootings occur.

  1. Oscar Grant
  2. Aiyanna Jones
  3. Rekia Boyd
  4. Eric Courtney Harris
  5. -Michael Brown
  6. Tamir Rice
  7. John Crawford
  8. Ezell Ford
  9. Sandra Brown
  10. Freddie Gray
  11. Alton Sterling
  12. Eric Courtney Harris
  13. Philando Castile
  14. Greg Dunn
  15. Eric Garner
  16. Alkai Gurley
  17. George Floyd
  18. Breonna Taylor
  19. Ahmaud Arbery
  20. Botham Jean

Students will make a PowerPoint over their assigned police shooting case. The PowerPoint will do the following:  

(You have Keynote on your computer.)

1) The PowerPoint explains the facts of what happened that led up to the shooting. (This may be done through words and/or showing a video if one is available for the student's assigned person. Remember, everything the student says in their presentation should not be written on the PowerPoint. It is a guide. The PowerPoint will be presented in front of the class. Students need to be an expert on their case.

2)  The PowerPoint should explain why or why not the shooter (police officer) was charged with a crime. The PowerPoint should give the reasons why the police officer was or was not charged with a crime.

3) The PowerPoint explains if the student agrees with the decision made in the case. The student should give specific reasons why he/she agrees with the police officer being charged in the shooting or why he/she disagree with the police officer not being charged. If a student feels the police officer should have been charged or not charged, explain why (give specific reasons) the officer should have been charged or should not have been charged. 

4) The student's PowerPoint should also describe/show the reaction in the community in the days after the shooting, the reaction in the community after the police officer was charged or not charged with a crime, and the reaction in the community when the verdict was announced (if the officer was charged with a crime). 

5) The last slide of the PowerPoint should cite sources used in the  PowerPoint (MLA format with a Works Cited page). 

The PowerPoint should have at least ten slides. It must include photos or video or both. It should have limited text. When a student presents to the class, he/she should not be merely reading off their PowerPoint. That is boring! The presentation in front of the class should show that the student is an expert on their assigned case.

 

Rubric for Hate U Give Police Shooting Victim PowerPoint--250 points

_______/250 points

Hate U Give PP

 

Superior

45-50

 

Excellent

38-44

 

Limited 

30-37

 

Developing

0-29

PP Requirements,

use of videos and photographs

PP has 10 or 

more slides. 

Each slide adds

 important information.

PP has 10 or more slides that occasionally do not add important information. Videos and photographs usually enhance the audience's understanding of the case. 

PP has 10 or more slides. Slides often repeat or do not add information or repeat information. Videos and photographs occasionally the audience's understanding of the case.

PP is less than 10 slides. Slides do not add relevant information. Videos and photographs rarely enhance the audience's understanding of the case.

Student's Analysis and Understanding of Case.

The student demonstrates superior knowledge of the case.

The student demonstrates excellent knowledge of the case.

The student demonstrates limited knowledge of the case.

The student does not demonstrate knowledge of the case.

Presentation

The student always appeared confident, made eye contact, spoke in an audible voice with appropriate emphasis on words and phrases, and used PP as a guide, not as something to be read word-for-word.

The student usually appeared confident, made eye contact, spoke in an audible voice with appropriate emphasis on words and phrases, and used PP as a guide, not as something to be read word-for-word.

The student rarely appeared confident, made eye contact, spoke in an audible voice with appropriate emphasis on words and phrases, and used PP as a guide, not as something to be read word-for-word.

The student never appeared confident, made eye contact, spoke in an audible voice with appropriate emphasis on words and phrases, and used PP as a guide, not as something to be read word-for-word.

Spelling and Grammar

Presentation has no misspellings or grammatical errors that distract from the meaning of the PP.

Presentation has few misspellings or grammatical errors that distract from the meaning of the PP.

Presentation has a number of misspellings or grammatical errors that distract from the meaning of the PP.

Presentation has many misspellings or grammatical errors that distract from the meaning of the PP.

 

Cite Sources

 

Works Cited

The student did a superior job of citing the sources used in thePP on the Works Cited page and did a superior job of formatting the Works Cited page.

The student did a superior job of distinguishing between direct quotes and paraphrases by putting the direct quotes inside “     “ marks.

The student did an excellent job

of citing the sources used in the PP on the Works Cited page

and did a superior job of formatting

the Works Cited page.The student did a superior job of distinguishing between direct quotes and paraphrases by putting the direct quotes inside “     “ marks.


 

The student did a limited job of citing the sources used in the PP on the Works Cited page and did a superior job of formatting the Works Cited page.

The student did a limited job of distinguishing between direct quotes and paraphrases by putting the direct quotes inside “     “ marks.

The student did not

cite the sources used in the PP on the Works Cited page, or the Works Cited page is not present at all.

The student did not distinguish between direct quotes and paraphrases by putting the direct quotes inside “     “ marks.

TOTAL SCORE _______/250 points