In this project, students will work as individuals or teams to create a mini-documentary, identifying the theme, audience, and purpose for their film. Students will manage specific tasks as the role of a filmmaker through the selection of appropriate photographs and images, editing techniques, narration, and musical score. Using sight and sound, video is the perfect medium for students who are auditory or visual learners. This project has multiple individual lessons within the project that all have rubrics for easy grading and ease in the lesson. This project puts students in the role of creator and innovator. This is the easiest way to teach students about news bias through bias.
Websites and links for storytelling and documentaries
21st century skills
Research Paper and rubric
Self Reflection paper and rubric
Individual project logs
Over 50 sample topics for students to choose
State Standards, technology standards and outcomes
Make government come alive for your students. Create an innovative, creative and fun classroom based around Constitution, Supreme Court or federal laws.