1. Topic-
Documentary Trailers
 
2. Content-
Subject matter: Documentaries and there purpose
Key Vocabulary: purpose, motivation, audience, persuasion, theme
 
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Students will be able to identify the purpose, theme, and intended audience of certain documentaries
2. Students will be able to create a trailer for a documentary topic of their choice that has a clear purpose and theme
3.Students will be able to share these trailers with their classmates ad covey theses purposes and themes
 
4. Objectives-
In pairs, students will create a documentary trailer using Imovie that they will share with their peers. The trailer will have to convey a clear purpose and theme
 
5. Materials and Aids-
laptops with Imovie app
 
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.After viewing three documentaries with distinct purposes and themes students will be placed in pairs and instructed to choose a topic that they feel passionate about turning into a short documentary trailer

 

B. Development-

1.Examples of trailers from last year will be shown
2. As a class we will identify the purpose and themes of the trailers
3. I, with the help of a technology specialist, will go through a brief lesson on Imovie with the students
 

C. Practice-

1. In pairs, students will begin to build their trailer in class. I will circulate to help them and will also have a technology specialist come by to check in for any Imovie questions I can't answer
 

D. Independent Practice-

1. Students will independently build their Imovie trailers. They will be given time to explore what features work best for them.
2. Students are encouraged to do some voice overs with their trailers, some "paper slide" like story telling, and use some music in their trailer.
3.
 

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Students who feel incredibly overwhelmed with Imovie or technology in general can use the "trailer" feature of Imovie, which has abbreviated features but can feel more manageable.
2. Students will be able to storyboard their trailer to check for understanding and purpose
 

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Students will story board their trailer before jumping in to Imovie. I iwll check their storyboard before giving them the "ok" to move ahead.
2. Students will preview their Imovie with me at least once before presenting it to the class.
3. Students will present their final Imovie trailer to the class receiving written feedback from me on presentation, purpose, and theme
 

G. Closure-

1. As a class we will discuss the distinct themes and purposes of each trailer
2. As a class we will discuss "why does it matter," reflecting an understanding of the power of media to send and spread a message and affect change.
 

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