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After having students choose a book that has been banned somewhere in the world they read the book and researched why/where it was banned. As part of this research project they do this banned books media project that I created.
It has two options: (1) Students can create a book trailer video for their chosen book or (2) They can create an argument video arguing against or for the banning of their book.
There is a rubric that can be used for both options. There is a group tracker that you can use if you decide to have students work in groups: it has a place for each group member to write down the jobs they've done in this project so you can clearly see how each student has contributed.
There is a resource list with several links to guides that will show students how to create videos, free online video editors, and links to examples of these kind of videos.
At the end of the project I had students play their video for the class. Some of the students chose to have their videos put on our school districts YouTube channel. Overall my students enjoyed this project- I hope your students will too!
I am always happy to customize projects for your classroom needs- just ask if you want something adjusted or changed. Thanks!
UPDATE: Now it includes an editable copy of the rubric as a Word and a Pages file so you can edit the rubric to meet your grading needs. I also made a few adjustments in wording on the rubric.