USA Geography PowerPoint Updated

USA PowerPoint

Years ago I created the USA Geography PowerPoint and used it to teach my oldest son basic facts about U.S. states.  I will be using this PowerPoint show this coming year with my youngest children {1st and 4th grade} and updated it to be used on our iPad via the PowerPoint app!  I also made a few other changes, which I will share below.

Changing the font to Century Gothic was one of the big changes.  This change allows the shows to be viewed on iPads with out font distortion. 

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The other major change was making the capital city clearer.  I changed the graphics and text to showcase the name of the city more, which you can see below in the top left corner.

USA PowerPoint

 

This show is included in my Members Only PowerPoint section, which is currently a one time fee of $15.  This private section, containing this PowerPoint show and many others, is getting a complete makeover and will be increasing in price very soon {going up to $20}. If you aren’t a member of our PowerPoint section yet, now is the time, before the price increase!

The PP shows are animated, which makes screenshots a bit pointless. So, I made a little video walking you through how it looks on our iPad, it will look the same on a computer too. I just used our iPad for this video.

 

I also made a tutorial for how to get PowerPoints playing on your iPad.  If you are already a member and interested in using PP shows on your iPad, this is how!

 

What about Android? We don’t have any Android devices but there is a PP app in the Google Play store here.  So, it should work the same.  Sadly, Kindle Fire does not support the PowerPoint app, so it won’t work on a Kindle Fire. We have one and I tried.


We are VERY close to launching the Members Only PowerPoint makeover and when that happens the price will increase.  Grab your lifetime membership now while the price is still $15.00!  Once the makeover is launched you’ll already have access and see it replace the current design. Click here to see other PP shows included in Members Only PowerPoint.

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See the rest of our USA Geography plan here

United States Geography Homeschool Plan for Elementary



Grammar 1 ~ PowerPoint Show

I have a new PowerPoint show available in the Members Only PowerPoint section, featuring  Grammar. The show is based on PacMan’s 4th grade grammar curriculum, from his first several lessons.  I hope to make more of these throughout the year, as I know they are great teaching tools and even better review tools.

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Each slide is animated {although you can’t see that here in the screenshots}.  The answer is hidden to allow thinking and then pops up on a click for immediate self correction.

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In the subject/predicate section, the subjects and predicates change color to blue and red upon the click to show self-correction.

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PacMan used this show to review for his lesson 20 assessments and told me it was VERY helpful. Winking smile


You can access this show in the Members Only section of my website.  If you are not a member already, you can learn more info here.  See what is in the Members Only section now and what is coming soon here!

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Living & Nonloving Things ~ PowerPoint Show

I have a new PowerPoint show available in the Members Only PowerPoint section, featuring  Living & Nonliving Things. The show is based on PacMan’s 4th grade science curriculum.

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It is fully animated, showing answers upon clicks.  First we review the 5 basic life functions that help determine if something is living or not.Slide2

 

Next we review what living things are made of and list in the order from simple to complex…Slide3

 

Finally we review by categorizing living and nonliving things. I took the examples from his text and assessments and honestly we were all thrown by the virus example.  I had to do some research on that one, we {a few adults who were over at the time} all thought a virus was living.  According to his science book it is not.  Learn something new everyday when homeschooling!

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Fun side note-I took all of the photos on the opening slide while we were camping recently!!!  He loved seeing photos he recognized in his schoolwork!

With Calvert PacMan takes an assessment every 20 lessons.  These shows are used as his review before he takes the assessment.  He also has to take standardized testing at the end of this year for science and I plan to use the shows to review for this in the end!  He is using this text for Calvert 4th grade science. This particular show was created to go along with the Plant & Animal Cell show…

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You can access this show in the Members Only section of my website.  If you are not a member already, you can learn more info here.  See what is in the Members Only section now and what is coming soon here!

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Plant & Animals Cells PowerPoint

I have a new PowerPoint show available in the Members Only PowerPoint section, featuring  Plant & Animal Cells. The show is based on PacMan’s 4th grade science book.

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It is fully animated, showing answers upon clicks.  First there is a matching portion.  The little star pops up for the word that is to be matched.  On a click, the word moves over to the correct statement on the right.Slide2

There is a plant cell labeling activity…Slide3

and an animal cell labeling activity.Slide4

At the end there is a true/false section.  The statements pop up one by one and then go back and highlight green for true and red for false with the false statements being corrected by the blue boxes appearing one at a time.Slide5

I plan to make a few review shows for him for his science, if this one goes over well.  With Calvert he takes an assessment every 20 lessons.  The shows are used as his review before he takes the assessment.  He also has to take standardized testing at the end of this year for science and I plan to use the shows to review for this in the end!  He is using this text for Calvert 4th grade science.


You can access this show in the Members Only section of my website.  If you are not a member already, you can learn more info here.  See what is in the Members Only section now and what is coming soon here!

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Bob Books PowerPoint Show

I have a new PowerPoint show available in the Members Only section, featuring words from Bob Books.

Bob Books Reading PowerPoint

 

Krash has been enjoying the Bob Books, which are a great partner to the You Can Read program.  The Bob Books pull in phonics, while the You Can Read works on high frequency words and recognizing by sight.

We use this show to work on sounds and blending, he enjoys that the words are directly from his Bob Books.  You will see I color coded the slides by book and put a little teacher note in the bottom right corner so you know when to stop the show {not going beyond books your child has read.

I also want to mention a wonderful blog which is entirely focused on teaching reading using Bob Books, she actually helped me behind the scenes a bit.  There is a link to her blog on the first slide also.

This show features words from the first set of Bob Books, 1-7.  Books 8-12 will be in another show coming soon!

You can access this show in the Members Only section of my website.  If you are not a member already, you can learn more info here.  See what is in the Members Only section now and what is coming soon here!

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