The idea for this project came from the website World of 7 Billion in which they were hosting a video contest for high school students. Although my students aren't in high school, I still loved the idea of creating a PSA about a world problem so we followed the rules of the contest and created PSAs anyways. Plus, in communication arts, 7th graders are just starting a huge world problems research project, so this PSA project was a perfect segue into that.
Students used this doc as their guide for what their project must include, and then set out to research the topic they chose and create a PSA. Students worked individually or in groups of 2, and created some really unique 30-45 second PSAs. Each and every one of the PSAs they created was well-researched and did a great job of detailing about their category and how it relates to the world population at 7 billion.
Take a look at their PSAs below. I'm sure you'll be as impressed as I was with these 7th graders' PSAs...enjoy!