Friday, February 1, 2013

Public Service Announcements

In "Technology as Culture" class, students have recently wrapped up a project where they created Public Service Announcements (PSAs) that fell into one of these 3 categories: food security, global status of women/girls, or wildlife habitat and how it related to the world's population at 7 billion.

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!

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