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1950's Socio-Cultural Mini Documentary 9 to 12
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Students researched, designed, and developed historical documentaries on different cultural aspects of the 1950's. They used flip video cameras to film them and then used IMovie to edit them.
Bill of Rights Documentary 3 to 5
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Our fifth grade Social Studies students learned about the Bill of Rights by creating their very own documentary using the Flip camer and software. We held a viewing party at the end of the unit complete with a popcorn donation from AMC Theatres to celebrate our young filmmakers!
Documentary-Style Research Projects 4 to 6
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Students will research a topic related to the social studies curriculum, and then create a report and a short documentary video using iMovie. Along the way, students will learn how to narrow topics, take notes, keep citations, and make editing choices. This is an ideal lesson for a computer lab setting.
Earth Day Movie Maker Documentary 9 to 12
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This lesson, which spans over the course of about a week and a half, has students researching a particular animal and the ways in which it has been impacted by humans and the environment. Students will take a field trip to the zoo and use flip cams to videotape their animal. They will then choose a prompt from the list and create a documentary (using Tool Factory Movie Maker) about their animal.
30 Ways In 30 days 5 to 6
Learners are challenged with the essential question, "How can I make a significant difference in the world in just 30 days?" To highlight their experience, the learners must keep a log book, create a documentary, and publish an original book.
6 Word Digital Memoirs 6 to 12
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Taking inspiration of Hemingway's infamous 6 Word Story, “For sale: baby shoes, never worn,” students will write their own memoir using only 6 words. Then, students will use digital cameras to shoot 6 photos illustrating their memoir. Students finally combine these images and text to create a YouTube digital memoir or Blurb.com book.
Behind the Camera 5 to 8
Students create a documentary-style video that speaks to an organization within the community.
Big Things-Small Packages 9 to 12
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Every year, students enrolled in the media 3 & 4 program are required to create, for the purpose of public instruction, personal work experience, sales and marketing, a Portfolio Project using computers to edit, store digital video files, music and images. Those files will be used in a short film, documentary and the annual senior video-a video yearbook for the graduating class.
Growing up in Las Vegas: Memories of Childhood in the Neon City 9 to 12
In this project students will use digital voice recorders to interview older members of the Las Vegas community who grew up here, students will then communicate their oral history interviews with the community through the use of blogs, websites, a book and a documentary movie.
Living History--Documenting our Senior Citizens Lives 7 to 12
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Students will interview senior citizens in the community and make a short documentary about their lives. students will research the history of the neighborhood we are living in and find correlations between the research and the interviews with the senior citizens.
The American Revolution: It Takes Two to Tangle, but Three to Decide a War! 5 to 12
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This unit on the American Revolution is designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of the complexities of war. The goal is for students to gain knowledge of history from several different points of view.
The Physics of Sports: An 8th Grade Physical Science Project P-K to P-K
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Many physics concepts and principles of motion can be observed and studied through sporting events. This activity offers you the opportunity to examine these principles using sporting events as examples. For this activity, you may work alone or as a team of two people. We strongly encourage you to work with a partner due to video-recording and due to the amount of time and effort required to create an I-Movie.
A Day in the Life 3 to 5
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I have a Flip Video camera, and want to make a documentary about our school day to send to our penpals in Russia. They do not have access to a camera, or funds, so i would like to send them a camera so they can make a documentary for us about a day in a Russian school.
Advertising in Action 9 to 12
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Students create their own commercials for a product of their choice. They must utilize a variety of advertising techniques to sell their products.
Biome Project 5 to 6
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Biome Research project with a choie menu
Convince Me to Read 5 to 12
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Students will use persuasive writing to convince me to read their novel. They will use technology to assist them in their presentation.
Electronic Poetry Project 6 to 12
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The Electronic Poetry Project is a student-generated, project-based learning experience in which students utilize technology to develop skills in research, writing, and creativity to produce an audio/video presentation. Student-driven, project-based learning enhances lasting knowledge rather that just momentary learning.
Flip Out Over Weather 4 to 9
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Students will investigate will be assigned aspects of weather study and write a report. They will use Flip Video cameras to film each other reading their report. Students will gather photos and video clips to use in a video project that utilizes their weather report. And finally, they will work in groups to create a video script derived from their report.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! 6 to 8
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A team of students will create a documentary presented from the point of view of people and explorers who lived during the specific assigned historical event.
How to _____ like a pro! K to 12
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As young adults, many of our students have talents beyond what falls under "classroom curriculum". This project would involve filming something they are passionate about as a "How to Documentary" and create a written piece reflecting on their passion and their lives.
Kids with Cameras make a difference 1 to 4
1-4th grade students create a photography exhibit titled "Sense of Place" about their community and then use the exhibit to collect donations to support international Kids with cameras programs.
Literacy through Photography 4 to 5
Literacy through Photography encourages children to find their unique voice through original photographs and written text. Students photograph scenes from their lives, and these images drive related writing activities.
Living History Video Project 5 to 5
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Students record an interview that they have with a senior in the community. This video is then edited by the students and turned into a short documentary.
Man in Conflict - Vietnam and Literature 11 to 11
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Plan designed to teach different forms of conflict found in American Literature. Students will be able to identify types of conflict found in various literary forms and compare/contrast using other media forms.
Mitosis and Meiosis Field Project 9 to 12
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A Biology class composes a documentary on Mitosis and Meiosis using themselves (i.e., holding hands, creating a circle) to diagram and perform the different phases of cell reproduction. The students will then be able to evaluate their performance through watching themselves on the video.
Our Place In The Rio Grande Rift Valley Watershed 6 to 8
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An arroyo that bisects our campus is the setting for student groups to explore the influence of flora, fauna, humans, land, water, and weather in this watershed environment. Students will use flip cameras and digital still cameras to document their observations and create digital presentations.
Producing a Franchise to encourage global awareness, increased, informed decision making about health, peer relationships and education. 7 to 8
The students will determine categories of franchises from which to work out media productions for weekly broadcasts on our school news show.
Reading Rainbow for Second Graders 2 to 2
Students will collaborate to develop a multimedia presentation based on a theme using a Reading Rainbow format consisting of book summaries, a team documentary, and original writing with illustrations. Teams of students with similar interests would be selected to work together on an eight to nine week project which will allow for differentiated learning opportunities.
Silent Films with a Flip Cam 4 to 12
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Students will analyze a variety of silent films, the roles and responsibilities of film careers and work together to create a film that demonstrates the basic storytelling concepts of conflict and resolution.
SKYPE PALS Project Share NC 4 to 12
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Students studying Spanish as a foreign language collaborate to create digital presentations depicting everyday life and culture in North Carolina. Students establish friendships and exchange cultural and language information with students in Latin America via SKYPE and video sharing websites. Students create a SYPE PALS documentary which will be shared with the community at a special celebration in which students, parents, and the community come together to meet one another, to watch and discuss the documentary and to experience typical food and music from the Latin American country.
Social Issues 10 to 12
Students work in groups to identify and create a video presentation of a social issue facing America. Students must conduct interviews and research on a topic and create a documentary of the issue and a conclusion.
Solutions to Real World Economic Problems in the Classroom 6 to 12
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Students will investigate real world American economic issues that are effecting the average family. In this project, students will conduct research to identify the causes of the struggling United States economy. They will examine the effect it has on the average American citizen. They will create strategies to help the struggling American family. The final product of this project will be a documentary about the direct effect of the struggling economy on the DuPage county community.
Teaching Tone and Mood 9 to 12
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After reading a book or novel students create a documentary where they play the role of one of the characters from the story. Students demonstrate an understanding of tone and mood through their acting, music selection, and editing of the video.
Tech Savvy Naturalists P-K to 8
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While technology is the way of the future, the future of endangered plants and animals are our responsibility. Students will learn about ecology and biology of animals and plants in our community and create movies and picture books as their culminating projects.
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