Saturday, April 23, 2011


Since Blogger does not allow you to upload documents I have pasted my handouts into the post. Included in this post are: Using History to Create Digital Stories & Project Rubric. I use breaks in the page to show the two different handouts.


Document #1
Name: _______________________________________________ Date: _________________
Block: __________
Using History to Create Digital Stories
Project Overview:
In the next two weeks, you’ll be researching a Social Justice topic and your own family history to create a digital story. You will be introduced to digital storytelling as you go through the process of researching your family history and through inquiry into the historical time period from your family member’s life. Once you have gathered the appropriate information and family and historical photographs for their inquiry project you will use a plot diagram and storyboard to plan the sequence of events.
Historical topics should focus on the Great Depression and how if effected their family members, World War II and Japanese Internment, Women's Rights, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Vietnam War Era. There is a great deal of pride associate with publishing ones work.
What is a digital story?
Digital stories are engaging and interactive. They are used to tell a story digitally, with audio and visuals. Typically, they are three to give minutes long.
Students will work on the following:
1.      Essential Question
2.      Research/Interviewing
3.      Gathering images on the Internet & Scanning family images
4.      Scripting
5.      Using a storyboard
6.      Editing
7.      Sounds
8.      Visual Effects
9.      Transitions
10.  Credits
I have read the above information:
Signature: _______________________________________________________Date__________
Parent/Guardian Signature: _________________________________________ Date__________

Document #2
Name: _______________________________________________ Date: _________________
Block: __________
Using History to Create Digital Stories
4 -includes all of the following components:
ü  Storyboard is complete and detailed with evidence of planning throughout entire storyboard
ü  Storyboard must be completed by _______________.
Digital Story:
ü  Content is clear, well written, and free from error
ü  Sequencing and pacing are consistent and clear
ü  Transitions, effects, and audio are appropriate to the content and add to the flow of the digital story. Transitions should not distract viewers from the actual content of the video.
ü  Family photographs from time period
ü  Historical photographs from same time period
ü  Visual Effects
ü  Transitions
ü  Quote from interviewee
ü  Quote from online source
ü  Credits with citations of sources used
ü  Digital story must be completed by ____________.
ü  Questions are written to answer essential question
ü  Interview must be completed by _______________.
3 -includes most of the components listed above
2 -includes some of the components listed above
1 -includes few of the components listed above
0 -includes none of the components listed above

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