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1 1 Alfred Nobel A Biography Learning How to Create a PowerPoint Presentation Created by Miss Berndl January 2010 For Demonstration Purposes TITLE PAGE

2 2 Alfred Nobel October 21, 1833 ~ November 23, 1896 Basic BIOGRAPHICAL Information

3 3 The Life & Times of …. born in Stockholm, Sweden born in Stockholm, Sweden when he was 9 he moved to St. Petersburg, Russia when he was 9 he moved to St. Petersburg, Russia he was educated at home he was educated at home travelled the world when he was 16 travelled the world when he was 16 Alfred joined his father’s business making war materials in Russia Alfred joined his father’s business making war materials in Russia He was rich & famous but lonely He was rich & famous but lonely SETTING - when & where Where did the person grow up? What was society like then? Where did the person go later in life? What places were visited?

4 4 Timeline: The Life & Times of … Born in Sweden 1863 Joined his father’s business 1864 His younger brother died in an explosion 1865 Expanded his business into other countries 1873 Moved to Paris 1888 Brother, Ludvig died An obituary was written about Alfred showed him to be a warmonger – someone who got rich selling weapons to kill people 1891 Moved to Italy 1896 Died of heart problems at 63 in Italy Left his money to a fund to give away prizes First Nobel prizes given out PLOT

5 5 Personal Information He was smart and learned well at home He was smart and learned well at home His father had money and a business that Alfred could join His father had money and a business that Alfred could join Alfred worked with his brother Alfred worked with his brother Oscar Emil, his younger brother, died when he was 20 working with nitroglycerin Oscar Emil, his younger brother, died when he was 20 working with nitroglycerin CHARACTER What events, training and education led to the person doing what they did? Who were the important people in this person’s life? How did the person change as they got older?

6 6 Accomplishments Invented dynamite - a safer way to blast Invented dynamite - a safer way to blast Gave money to charities Gave money to charities Left his fortune to create prizes in: Left his fortune to create prizes in: Science Science Literature Literature Peace Peace Swedish government inspired by him & set up an Economics prize Swedish government inspired by him & set up an Economics prize CONFLICT & RESOLUTION What did the person do that made them worthy of being remembered & having a book written about them? What obstacles did the person encounter along the way? How were they overcome? How did the person feel about their life’s work?

7 7 How I feel about …. I admire his work ethic - he continued to work at doing things even after he was rich enough to not want for more I admire his work ethic - he continued to work at doing things even after he was rich enough to not want for more I like that he had a sense of curiosity I like that he had a sense of curiosity I respect that he was concerned about the people around him and those who would live after him I respect that he was concerned about the people around him and those who would live after him I value family & family was important to Albert I value family & family was important to Albert I think it is sad that although Albert was rich, he did not find personal happiness I think it is sad that although Albert was rich, he did not find personal happiness PERSONAL CONNECTION & REFLECTION What did I find interesting about this person? Do I admire this person? Does their life inspire me to do anything?

8 8 More Interesting Facts … He became very rich but was still lonely He became very rich but was still lonely People did not see him the way he saw himself People did not see him the way he saw himself Despite his riches he died alone among people who did not speak his native language. Despite his riches he died alone among people who did not speak his native language. He was able leave a worthwhile legacy and his money continues to benefit many He was able leave a worthwhile legacy and his money continues to benefit many TEXT TO SELF CONNECTION Of the information that I read, these are the things that I found to be interesting that were not part of the assigned “learning” presented in the previous slides.

9 9 Print Source Used Simplified BIBLIOGRAPHY Title Alfred Nobel – Inventor of Dynamite Author Michael Webb Copyright Date © 1991 Call # WEB

10 10 On-line Sources Google Images Google Images

11 11 A Snapshot of …. When did this person live? Where did this person live & work for the most of their life? Sweden, France, Italy Sweden, France, Italy What did this person accomplish in their life. What was their life’s work? Was a businessman who developed & sold dynamite Was a businessman who developed & sold dynamite Why is this person well known? Invented dynamite Invented dynamite Created the Nobel prizes Created the Nobel prizes Who did she benefit? Miners & construction crews Miners & construction crews researchers researchers SUMMARY

12 12 Biography PowerPoint Project Objectives Topic of Research: Non-Fiction ~ Biography Skills: Creating a PowerPoint Presentation Created for: Grade 4 Language Arts class Teacher: Ms. Butch & Miss Berndl Date: January 2010 Created by: E2B2


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