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Be a Movie Director

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Be a Movie Director

  1. 1. Thinkfinity Providing Great Tools for Teachers By: Kaylyn Schonlaw
  2. 2. Be A Movie Director <ul><li>This lesson plan came from the Smithsonian’s History Explorer site. </li></ul><ul><li>It is appropriate for grade levels 9-12. </li></ul><ul><li>Really incorporates the use of technology in the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows students to create a video on a time in history in a way that they can remember it. </li></ul>
  3. 3. How to use it in the classroom? <ul><li>Divide the class into groups and each group will receive a certain event in history to recreate through a video. </li></ul><ul><li>The groups will then present the videos to the class, which is great for they are learning from their peers. </li></ul><ul><li>Since they are being taught in a fun way they have a better chance of staying focused and learning the material. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why is it a great tool? <ul><li>Lets students let their creative abilities come out. </li></ul><ul><li>Gives them the chance to use a variety of technology programs to make their own videos with pictures from history. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows students to excel in their strengths. </li></ul><ul><li>Students learn to collaborate with each other to create the movie. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can create a tool to aid them in learning subject material in a fun way, which increases the chance of them remembering it. </li></ul>
  5. 5. NETS Standards <ul><li>This lesson plan addresses the following standards: </li></ul><ul><li>Standard 1- Creativity and Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Standard 2- Communication and Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Standard 6- Technology Operations and Concepts </li></ul>
  6. 6. Use this in your classroom <ul><li>Here is the link to the lesson plan, Be a Movie Director, so that you can use this in your own classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>http://historyexplorer.americanhistory.si.edu/lessons/resource.asp?id=189 </li></ul>

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