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Challenge | 50 Minutes

Race and Justice Video Diary


Introduction

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During the summer of 2020, people took to the streets outraged by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police. Scenes of compassion and solidarity, mixed with fury and chaos, are still present on social media.

For this media making challenge, students will record video diaries with phones and/or interview others in-person or remotely (see instructions for recording remote interviews). Use the Assignment tab to guide students through the production process.

Classroom Conversations

If you plan on having a classroom discussion before assigning this challenge, use this Classroom Conversations Guide to help students feel prepared and supported.

Examples

Speaking and Listening - Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

Empowered Learner

Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving, and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences. (ISTE)

Digital Citizenship

Students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical. (ISTE)

Demonstrate the use of basic tools and equipment used in audio, video and film production.

Writing - Range of Writing

Creative Communicator

Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals. (ISTE)

Writing - Production and Distribution of Writing

Speaking and Listening - Comprehension and Collaboration

Topics

Journalism

Representation

Stereotypes and Misconceptions

Race and Justice

Levels

Beginner

Intermediate

Materials
Estimated Time

50 Minutes