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Keywords: Local History
Subject(s): History, Social Studies, Technology, Video
Grades 6 through 12
School: Nantahala School, Topton, NC
Planned By: Tammy Newton
Original Author: Tammy Newton, Topton
Before beginning the lesson, I will demonstrate how to use the FLIP video. Students will watch a video "Making a Video on a Flip Camcorder"(Referenced below). This 4 minute video will take you through the process of making a video using your Flip Camera from the setup stage to exporting the final project. I have found that there is a lot of confusion surrounding the Flip when it comes to editing, so this tutorial will alleviate some of the mix-ups. This tutorial shows the process for Windows Movie Maker, although the process is almost exactly the same for all editing programs for both Mac and PC

Students will become familiar with the FLIP video by interviewing classmates. We will also discuss how to be respectful when conducting an interview. Each student must have a parent sign a permission form stating that the parent will accompany their child to the interview.

1.) Each student will receive a list of veterans in the area that have agreed to be interviewed.
2.) Students will call the veteran they choose and set up an appointment.

After the interviews, students will edit their video using Microsoft Movie Maker. With a mobile lab, students will be able to work on Movie Maker simultaneously and will be able to discuss the technology being used as well as compare their interviews. When editing is complete, students will burn their interview to a DVD. The class will submit our finished DVD's to the school library for local history archives.

Students will be scored on a rubric compiled by the students before lesson begins.
Links: Link to Making a video on a Flip Camcorder
Materials: CDs and DVDs, Camera/Video Accessories, Hard Drives, Video Tools, DVD/VCR Players, Flip Video, Video Cameras, Mobile Labs, Integrating Technology