Create a documentary-style short which answers the question, “What will human migration look like over the next 100 years?”
Create a short podcast-style audio recording which explores the question, “What will human migration look like over the next 100 years?”
Documentary Project Q&A
Note: consider tackling this assignment as a group project.
Think of this project as being similar to your LG3 inquiry project. Here the inquiry question is, “What will human migration look like over the next 100
years?” Consider researching:
There is no right or wrong answer to these questions, but your opinion should be informed by your research.
Like LG3: 1) Research 2) Answer question 3) Decide how to present answer 4) Create project
Ensure you have a complete script, audio and/or video equipment, and that your project can be completed in class time – don’t make a plan which leaves you twiddling your thumbs during class time.
If you’ve finished your research, decided on an answer to your question and on the format you are going to present in, a good first step is to write a script. Your podcast or video should be between 2 – 5 minutes in length, this will give enough time to introduce yourself, your topic, and the answer to your question – you should make sure that your script includes sufficient evidence (from your research) to make a strong argument.
A video may take more planning beyond the script – consider storyboarding your video.
Recording audio and video is a different process depending on the device. Consider googling your specific device ie. (“How to record audio on an android phone”). My current plan is to provide an enthusiast-level microphone (can be used on one of the computers with Audacity (freeware) to make professional-ish recordings)… This will only be lent to individuals/groups with a complete script.
Consider editing your audio in a free program like audacity. This can be used to remove background noise and improve the professionalism of your project.
Most student projects I have seen have been edited in iMovie – this is not a free program – do not film a video if you have no plan to edit it! Free(mium?) software does exist for video editing on phones – trial the software and make sure it works for you before committing to filming video.
You are welcome to propose an alternative project; however, please consider creating a podcast/documentary – you are marked on effort and content not necessarily on polish.