Teachers' Domain, Speaking Your Mind About Global Warming, published December 31, 2009, retrieved on ,
Funding for this collection is provided by the PBS Foundation from the Adobe Foundation Fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
In this self-paced lesson, students learn about the effects of global warming and produce a video to share their own views and concerns. They learn the science behind the events of global warming, then watch videos created by young producers, like themselves, that tackle this subject. They then go through the process of creating their own videos individually or in groups, first developing a treatment and script and then producing the final video.
This is a student-directed activity. Download and print the Teacher's Guide: Speaking Your Mind About Global Warming (PDF) for essential background information and suggestions for ways to support the activity.
Help your students avoid common video production mistakes by printing and reviewing these Tips for Recording Better Video and Audio (PDF).
Give your students a head start in video editing by printing and reviewing these Tips for Better Editing (PDF).
To see more videos from the FRONTLINE program used in this activity, go to FRONTLINE: Heat.
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