It's best to use the video logger in conjunction with the other resources in the Building Video Literacy series. This series is designed to help students understand how analyzing video is similar to reading texts, and how filmmakers use different types of shots, sounds and camera movements to convey meaning.
As your students use the video logger and the other resources in this series, the important idea is to help them become aware that documentary filmmakers are not "capturing a moment in time," but rather are using the elements of a video -- the type of shot, the sound and the camera movement -- to express a point of view.
Academic standards correlations on Teachers' Domain use the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) database of state and national standards, provided to NSDL projects courtesy of JES & Co.
We assign reference terms to each statement within a standards document and to each media resource, and correlations are based upon matches of these terms for a given grade band. If a particular standards document of interest to you is not displayed yet, it most likely has not yet been processed by ASN or by Teachers' Domain. We will be adding social studies and arts correlations over the coming year, and also will be increasing the specificity of alignment.