Thursday, April 3, 2014

Anti-bullying Project


The purpose of this lesson is to create one to three minute Public Service or poster.  Announcements about bullying for our school.  

After viewing Public Service Announcements as a whole class on our Smart Board, the students will work in small, co-operative groups and go through the writing process: brainstorm ideas, plan and organize scripts etc. Once they have their scripts ready, the students will use digital media to film their announcements or design a poster online get out their message.

Two 40-minute class periods

The learner will:
* work in a cooperative group to write a script for a public service announcement using research from official Public Service Announcements and websites about various topics such as anti-bullying and netiquette.

* edit and revise his/her work for correct grammar and mechanics
* record his/her announcement using digital camcorder
* create, edit, and revise his/her film or poster
* publish film or poster to blogspot

* Paper and Pencil
* Research Information
* Smartboard and computer(s)
* video equpment
* word processing software
* Pre-recorded Public Service Announcements from Internet

Instructional Procedures:
Anticipatory Set:
Students will watch various, appropriate Public Service Announcements (PSAs) from these sites: and (Concerned Children's Advertisers). Discuss the various announcements: What were the announcements about? How did they grab your attention? How long did they last? What types of effects were used? Do you think you can change anyone's views about issues such as these? Tell the students that they will be writing and filming Public Service Announcements to attempt to influence others' ideas about their researched topics.

* On the Smartboard, model the script writing process. Think aloud about how you select ideas for the announcement. Write a story map for the script using the students' help.
* Preview the rubric with the students. Send them to work in their groups to plan and write a Public Service Announcement to communicate their research and influence the audience about their particular issue.
* Meet with each group as they work to help develop ideas as well as edit and revise.
* Students read through their scripts as a group. They should work on expression, fluency, and finding distinctive voices. 
* take small groups to quiet place to record their PSA.
* Meet with the groups as they work to help them develop, edit and revise their film.

Teacher will assess the PSAs using the following rubric:

Rubric for the Public Service Announcement (PSA) Point value Points earned

Research – Includes at least five facts about the issue 10 

Research – Includes at least five ways to address the issue 10

Demonstrates understanding of the issue 10 

Correct use of 6th – 8th grade grammar and spelling 10

Cooperation within the group 10
Total Points 50

Video:  Perfect Video
Poster:  Pic Collage
Radio:  Hokusai

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