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"Know Your Rights" Bill of Rights- Stop Motion Video Project

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Subject(s): Photography, Social Studies, Video, Animation, Technology, History
Grade 8
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: King Middle School, Los Angeles, CA
Planned By: Rachel Cimino
Original Author: Rachel Cimino, Los Angeles
Students will create a video between 60-90 seconds long. This will require about 300 still photos each.The film should immediately introduce the theme “Know Your Rights!” followed by the Amendment # and a voice over reading the entirety of the Amendment.
• For EXAMPLE: “Know Your Rights! The 3rd Amendment: No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.”
The film may start with images right away with the voice over on top. What follows the voice over should be a series of photos and images that creatively and artistically express the significance and meaning of the Amendment.
The film should include appropriate background music that DOES NOT drowned out the quality and sound of the voice over. Viewers must be able to hear the voice over clearly for the project to receive credit.
The film should include film and music credits at the end.
For example: " Staring: _______ Voice Over by: __________ Editing: ________ and with Music By: _________." Credits should not be longer than 20 seconds.
Historical accuracy, content, creativity, and poeticism should be emphasized.
Student peers will be evaluate films based on a rubric.

Other Basic Facts:
• Students should expect to shoot around 10 photos for every second of film.
• Students will need a digital camera.
• Finally, students will upload images into an animated video using iMovie.
• Students should bring their own USB cables and cords for the equipment you will be using!
Materials: Digital Cameras, Camera/Video Accessories, Middle, Autism