This Digital Storytelling Unit is designed to be completed over the course of three to four weeks. Students, working in teams of three to four, will explore core curricular content and be required to make an engaging and creative short video about that content. This Digital Storytelling unit is part of a larger initiative called Meridian Stories (www.meridianstories.com).
Each Digital Storytelling Unit:
• Should take three to four weeks to complete;
• Is aligned to Common Core Curricular Standards;
• Contains an Evaluation Rubric that allows the teacher to clearly score and appraise the students’ work;
• Is designed to be integrated into the classroom; and
• Can be assigned as an extra credit project to teams of students that you think would benefit from this kind of alternative, deep learning experience.
For this digital storytelling unit, student teams are asked to create a pitch film to convince the local school board to install a new work(s) of public art that will cost $50,000. The public art should be designed to reflect the character and identity of your school and be significant (even inspiring) to the students, faculty and community. The student teams are attempting to bring something interesting, evocative, stimulating, thoughtful, inspiring, unique and meaningful to the citizenry of your region.
This digital storytelling unit begins with research about what the community and School Administration wants in a new work of public art. The digital storytelling unit continues with exploration about what is good art? How is public art different from private art?
The design needs to reflect at least two different elements of the history or character of your school, and the team must include at least one interview in the pitch.
Meridian Stories' Designing Public ARt
by Meridian Stories
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License