Students are invited to prepare a spoken language performance that is accompanied by a Power Point® presentation in a Native American language. Presentations may cover any number of topics and should use the Power Point as a supplement to their presentation. This category encourages students to use of their Native language in new media and to gain confidence in oral presentation.
Individuals may register.
6th – 8th
9th – 12th Grades
Students will be judged by
- Amount of Native American Language used
- Ease of language use
- Presentation and poise
- Effort and use of the medium
The judging panel includes Native American language speakers and teachers.
The PowerPoint presentations are a live performance category. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each age category receive a trophy. All students with qualified submissions will receive a T-shirt and a medallion. Awards are given at the end of the each performance age category on Day 2. Students must be in attendance to win and collect their prizes. If students leave before their category is ended and are not there for the awards, their place will be forfeited to the next place.
By entering the PowerPoint presentation, you are agreeing to allow the ONAYLF and/or Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History to use the PP presentation in promotion of the ONAYLF or in Native language teacher training workshops.
PowerPoint Guidelines for Teachers and Students
How to Make the your PowerPoint presentation
- Time limit for performances is 5 minutes, with 2 minutes to set-up and exit the stage. Performances exceeding the time limit may be asked to exit stage. Please practice and plan accordingly.
- You may embed audio clips of elders, older recordings of the language, or music into your presentation. However, the student must still do the bulk of the presentation narration, explanation, or discussion in the Native language.
- Do NOT translate into English. There should be no English on the slides, with the exception of given names and titles in acknowledgements at the end.
- The presentation should include whole language in at least some of the slides; it should not be only a list of words with pictures.
- Presentation should be practiced and should be performed without notes or help from teachers.
- We provide microphones and projection equipment.
- The PowerPoint that will be used at the ONAYLF must be turned four days after the end of registration. This allows us time to make sure the presentation will play on our equipment. Be sure to include on the cd/thumb drive any fonts, sound files, or video clips needed for the presentation. We will not accept late Power Points and cannot allow changes on the day of the Fair.
- Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-325-7588 if you have concerns about how to prepare the cd/thumb drive with the presentation(s) to send to us.
Sending and Receiving PowerPoint presentation
PowerPoint presentation are due in to the Sam Noble Museum four days after Registration closes. PowerPoint presentation received after this day will not be included in the judging and my not be put on display.
PowerPoint presentation may be mailed to the museum. They should be post marked the last day of Registration or the day after. Mail PowerPoint presentation to:
Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
2401 Chautauqua Ave. Norman, OK 73072-7029
You may drop off PowerPoint presentation at the museum.
Submitted thumb drives with PowerPoint presentations will be included in the registered teacher’s packet in Check-In.
PowerPoint Presentations and Books
You cannot enter the same story in the Book & Literature category and the PowerPoint with Spoken Language category. You must choose whether it will be judged as a book or read as a PowerPoint performance.
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