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Keywords: Broadcasting, Video Journalism
Subject(s): Video, Social Skills, Writing, Reading, Information Skills, Social Studies, English/Language Arts, Spelling, Service Learning, Grammar, Journalism, Civics
Grades 6 through 12
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Shelbyville High School, Shelbyville, IL
Planned By: Becky Walden
Original Author: Becky Walden, Shelbyville
Students will be required to watch the news each day and submit ideas for stories, as well as their source of information. One story will be selected each Monday for students to present and gather opinions on. Working in teams they will introduce the topic, covering any background information; then film interviews with students, teachers and parents to learn what impact the event has on day-to-day life. Interviews questions are to be turned in and approved prior to filming. Students will edit their video into a broadcast to be watched by civics and social studies classes.
Combine all the stories into a mini documentary.
Materials: Flip Video, DVD Camcorder, Microphones, DVD/VCR Players, Video Tools, Camera/Video Accessories, Camera Bags, Tripods, Batteries, CDs and DVDs, Cables, Screen Capture