Saturday, April 20, 2013

America's Founding Fathers Magic Motion PowerPoint Lesson

This amazing lesson features a PowerPoint on America's Founding Fathers filled with Harry Potter-style "magical portraits" that move, blink, smile, and look around your classroom!

Turn a boring PowerPoint into a dynamic activity that will engage your visual learners and have your students gasping when they see Thomas Jefferson smile and wink at them! I promise they will be howling with delight!

The PowerPoint includes a warm up, notes for each founding father, and 7 moving video portraits of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Ben Franklin, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and George Mason!

The videos are also separate files that you can insert anywhere or use in any other resource. You can download this lesson as a zipped folder by clicking here.


  1. This is awesome! How did you make those?

    1. Thanks! I used a program on my Mac that can edit the faces of portraits and created videos out of them. I then added each into a PowerPoint I created.

  2. Love this idea and I would love to have my students create their own Gallery of Presidential portraits. Is this something that you can create a tutorial video for at some point so students can create their own?