Tired of having students do the same old reports or PowerPoints? This lesson still requires the same research, but ignites engagement, higher order thinking skills, as well as technology skills.
- Students research an event
- Students compile research in order to write a television/radio broadcast
- Students create a storyboard or somekind of paper draft of their show
- Students create a broadcast (radio/TV) as if they had gone back in time
- Students add credits to the end of their broadcast to site their sources
- iPods - Built-in camera, iMovie
- iPads - Built-in camera, iMovie, Garageband
- Any voice recorder will do
- Pocket Camcorder
- PC - Audacity, Aviary.com, MovieMaker, Photostory
- Mac - Garageband, iMovie
- Students could create the show from different points of view (ex. Civil War - North/South)
- Have students use era appropriate music or pictures
- Have students place themselves in the time of the event. (ex. WWII most media was only radio, there was no video and pictures were rare.)
- Students could re-create propaganda from the era
- Audio/video could be shared on the web (blog, youtube, shooltube, teachertube, etc.)
- Allow students to choose the tool they use.
- Have students research using the tools of the era (books, newspapers, encyclopedias, etc...)
Do you have other ideas that could make this lesson better? Please share them.