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1 Alfred NobelA Biography Learning How to Create a PowerPoint PresentationCreated by Miss Berndl January 2010For Demonstration PurposesTITLE PAGE
2 Alfred Nobel October 21, 1833 ~ November 23, 1896 Basic BIOGRAPHICAL Information
3 The Life & Times of …. born in Stockholm, Sweden when he was 9 he moved to St. Petersburg, Russiahe was educated at hometravelled the world when he was 16Alfred joined his father’s business making war materials in RussiaHe was rich & famous but lonelySETTING - 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 Timeline: The Life & Times of …. 1833Born in Sweden1863Joined his father’s business1864His younger brother died in an explosion1865Expanded his business into other countries1873Moved to Paris1888Brother, Ludvig diedAn obituary was written about Alfred showed him to be a warmonger – someone who got rich selling weapons to kill people1891Moved to Italy1896Died of heart problems at 63 in Italy Left his money to a fund to give away prizes.1901First Nobel prizes given outPLOT
5 Personal Information He was smart and learned well at home His father had money and a business that Alfred could joinAlfred worked with his brotherOscar Emil, his younger brother, died when he was 20 working with nitroglycerinCHARACTER 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 Accomplishments Invented dynamite - a safer way to blast Gave money to charitiesLeft his fortune to create prizes in:ScienceLiteraturePeaceSwedish government inspired by him & set up an Economics prizeCONFLICT & 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 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 moreI like that he had a sense of curiosityI respect that he was concerned about the people around him and those who would live after himI value family & family was important to AlbertI think it is sad that although Albert was rich, he did not find personal happinessPERSONAL CONNECTION & REFLECTION What did I find interesting about this person? Do I admire this person? Does their life inspire me to do anything?
8 More Interesting Facts … He became very rich but was still lonelyPeople did not see him the way he saw himselfDespite 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 manyTEXT 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.
11 A Snapshot of …. 1833 - 1896 Sweden, France, Italy When did this person live?Where did this person live & work for the most of their life?Sweden, France, ItalyWhat did this person accomplish in their life. What was their life’s work?Was a businessman who developed & sold dynamiteWhy is this person well known?Invented dynamiteCreated the Nobel prizesWho did she benefit?Miners & construction crewsresearchersSUMMARY
12 Biography PowerPoint Project Objectives Topic of Research: Non-Fiction ~ BiographySkills: Creating a PowerPoint PresentationCreated for: Grade 4 Language Arts classTeacher: Ms. Butch & Miss BerndlDate: January 2010Created by: E2B2