I called my link "Activities for Engaging Video" because the starters I build are centered around video presentations of topics relevant to 11-12 grade students. I would use these by dropping the PowerPoint presentations into students' folders on our school server. I created them in PowerPoint 07, which is not backwards compatible with other versions of PowerPoint. The main reason I chose PowerPoint 07 is because it offers more interactivity and my students have access to it. I think these activities, with a little tweaking, could be used with homebound students.

Starter #1 -- Stoopid in America (Spelled wrong on purpose.)

PowerPoint 97-03 format (limited interactivity)
PowerPoint 07 format
MHT format (Works only in Internet Explorer)

Starter #2 -- Merchants of Cool

PowerPoint 97-03 format (limited interactivity)
PowerPoint 07 format
MHT format (Works only in Internet Explorer)

Example of completed Starter #1 (PDF)


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