Prezi is a great alternative to Powerpoint presentations in your classroom. These presentations feature fluid animation that captures your students' attention. Overall, I have found these presentations to be far more effective than a standard presentation in my classes.
Here is a link to a SHORTENED, PREVIEW version of the Prezi. Please copy and paste the following link into your browser for a preview of animation:
This particular prezi is a lecture activity for Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. The prezi demonstrates the link between the Beat Generation Literary Movement of the 1950s and the Hippie Movement of the 1960s. The presentation also demonstrates how Kesey creates a microcosm of 1960s society, which Nurse Ratched representing the Mainstream, and Randal McMurphy representing the counter-culture.
I use this towards the end of Part I of the book. At the end of the presentation, I explain Dale Harding's commitment in the hospital, which is covered in Part I of the text.
To play the full Prezi, simply download the zip file and extract to your computer. You will be able to play the prezi without any software or prezi account.