One of the things that I’ve written a lot about in the past few years is the importance of engaging kids in causes that they care about. The way I see it, students are more likely to be invested in school when the work that they are doing matters.
To that end, I’ve had the kids in my enrichment period working on an Anti-Bullying PSA over the past few weeks. Here’s our final product:
My instructional goal for the project was to introduce the elements of persuasive messaging to kids. I also wanted to give kids the chance to practice using visuals in order to change minds. Finally, I wanted to give kids the chance to learn more about Creative Commons content and the role that it can play in student projects.
If you’re interested in trying to pull off a project like this with your students, you can download all the materials and direction sheets here.
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