Our next tech project will be about People of the Revolutionary War. Today you should go People of the American Revolution and look at the twenty seven people listed there, choose several that you are interested in and read more about them. Next week you will choose one to do a Tech Project on.
Now that you have an idea of what your final product should be like--sort of a mix between the Crash Course information and the Zombie style pictures and video--choose your topic and start researching!
RESEARCH YOUR TOPIC
Start with these sites-ask for permission to search elsewhere
script-this should be simple—written in PLAIN ENGLISH—the video should not be
longer than two minutes.Stay on topic
and focused. You might watch John Green’sCrash Course videos and some of the In Plain English videos as well to
get a feel for the genre. If you can
pull it off—humor and playfulness is fine in this video. HAVE YOUR SCRIPT
APPROVED AND EDITED BY MR. SZELIGA OR MS. CASASSA.
2.Create your stick figures and props.Black and white with just “splashes” of well
chosen color work best. They show up better if they are outlined with BLACK
sharpie! The “stage” is a desk.Don’t
make your figures too small.
3.PRACTICE-this requires practicing READING the
script—slowly and with animation and PLACING stick people and props onto your
stage.This actually does require
practice.Timing is crucial!
4.Once you’ve practiced and gotten the timing
down, it’s time to video your In Plain English video!Be prepared for several takes—and retakes—it
will take time to get it right.
5.Download to Youtube and post to your blog!
You are finishing your research project in Social Studies on a country. Using the information you have gathered, create an infographic illustrating the country's interesting features and highlights. Use images, text shapes and color to present an easy to read, engaging infographic to share with your class.
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