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Keywords: biography, vodcast, podcast
Subject(s): Information Skills, Social Studies, Video, Technology, Podcasting, History, English/Language Arts
Grades 4 through 5
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: Carl G Lauro Elementary School, Providence, RI
Planned By: Maria Morin
Original Author: Maria Morin, Providence
Visit the Biography section in our school library and select several books about individuals you may or may not be familiar with. Choose one to work with that is about a person or people who did something in their lifetime that was honest, kind and caring, or maybe risky in nature but created a great result, such as promoting freedom of some kind. The book you choose should really interest you since you will be creating a videography to teach your peers about this really fantastic person you read about.

After reading the book, take notes about the following:
*When the person lived/died
*What he/she did that showed honesty, kindness or caring toward others, promoted freedom in some way, or was a bit risky but created a great result
*Important details of the person's life, including their childhood, schooling, etc. that will help your audience understand more about the individual you chose

Once your notes are compiled, organize your ideas into a timeline of events from start to finish. Think about adding pictures, clip art, or sound clips to better illustrate these events for your audience.

Create your videography using all of the information and effects you have planned so well using Tool Factory's Podcasting with Video software. Links to your videographies will be displayed on our Library's webpage.
Students in grades K-3 can view the Videographies created by our fourth and fifth graders throughout the school year as they relate to topics of study or for enjoyment.
Materials: Podcasting, Clip Art, Video Tools, Sound Libraries