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Keywords: Women in History video skit
Subject(s): Video, Technology, Writing, Reading, Information Skills, Social Studies, History
Grades 5 through 12
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: L R Appleman Elem School, Benton, PA
Planned By: Mahler
Original Author: Mrs. Mahler, Benton
Materials
digital camera
Internet Access
Women in History web sites
question guides to develop their skit.
word processing program to type their script

Week 1 Research and information
Break students into groups of 3 or 4 and allow the group to choose a famous woman from a list generated by the teacher.
use the Internet to find the answers to the 5 W questions about their person.

Week 2 and 3 Create a skit using the facts about the person.
Give the students some guiding questions on a handout to help with script development. Elements of a script: setting, dialogue and props are discussed.
The students will create a setting narrated by one of the members that details the time period of their person as well a set the scene of their skit. The students will type their dialogue in a word processing program and practice their lines.

Week 4 and 5 Filming
Using a digital camera the students will be in charge of their production. They will employ other students as extras and camera people to carry out their skit. The other students in the class are helpful to the groups filming by setting the scene and becoming the audience. The students are involved in making all of the decisions for their film.

Cross-Curriculum Ideas
This project crosses the curriculum in the areas of History, technology, the arts, and information literacy.
Materials: Whiteboards, Video Cameras, Flip Video, Networked Projectors, Video Tools, Flash/USB Drives, Tripods, Mice, Word Processor, Worksheets, Internet Services, Student Resources