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Unit #2: The American Revolution Video Project
Learning Target: I can CREATE and SHARE a short video about an important event or battle during the American Revolution.

Please complete the steps below to prepare for this assignment:

* Follow the directions below. 

   For this assignment you will NOT be creating a LiveBinder tab.  Instead you will be researching an important event or battle during the American Revolution 
   in order to create a short YouTube video.  Your video will be shared with other students in order to help them learn more about the battle. 
   



Red Activity:

Assignments to Complete:

Part I: Researching Your Event or Battle

1.  Congratulations!  You and your group have been selected to produce a short 30-60 second video about an important event or battle during the American Revolution!  In order to create and produce a high quality
     video, your first job will be to research your event or battle.  You may use your own Internet research or use some of the helpful resources below. 

     You will want to begin by completing the: American Revolution Video Project Research Template.

2.  When you have completed your American Revolution Video Project Research Template, explore the resources below to check your answers.  In order to create and produce a high quality video, you will want to
     make sure you have all of the information your need. 

     Mr. Gigliotti's American Revolution Notes

     Mr. Gigliotti's Battle Outlines

     Mr. Gigliotti's Links to Additional Information about each battle and event

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Part II: The Production Phase


1.  Now that you have found all of the information you need about your event or battle during the American Revolution, assign each member one of the following roles in order to complete your video project.  Each
     member of your group should choose a job that best "fits" their talents.  Be sure to make a note of what each member of your group chooses. 

      - On Screen Talent (if any) - student or students that will appear in the video

      - Production staff - student or students who will "plan" the video.  The production staff will write the script and plan the video.  The video must include all of the information about the event or battle you
        researched.  Your video must also be interesting and appealing. 

      - Video Production - student or students who will record the video, find additional images for use in the video, and use iMovie to edit and produce the group's final project.  



2.  Once each member of you group has a role, it is time to plan your video.  You are going to want to find a creative, complete, and comfortable way to share all of  the information you researched about your
     event or battle.  Your video can be done however your would like.  I have listed a few suggestions below.  Please discuss with your partners which type of video you would like to create.

     Some video options include:  Newscast Style video (sample) | Documentary style video (sample) |  Re-enactment Video (sample)  |  Music Video (sample)  |  Interview (Sample)

                                                                                                       | A Press Conference (Sample) | Your Brilliant ideas . . . .

      Student Examples: Documentary Project Sample| Newscast Project Sample



3.  Now that you have an idea for your the style of your video you will want to plan how you are going to record and or create your video.  Typically the more planning you and your group do, the better your video
     will look. 

     To help you produce a high quality video, you will want to do the following:

    A.  Your Production Staff will want to use the research you completed to write a script for your video's content.  You group's script will vary depending on what type of video you are going to be recording. 
         The script will be read by the on air talent during the recording.  An audio recording with images can also be made if your group chooses to use a documentary style video within iMovie.  A good script is a
         key element in a high quality video.  Use the resources below to help you create a good script!

         Watch how the pros write a script  |  Download a blank script outline (Newscast)  | Download a blank script outline (interview) |  Download a blank script outline (Press Conference) | 

                                                             Look at a sample script  |  Check out a sample script for a documentary  | Sample Script Reenactment

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    B. Your Video Producer will want to use the script to create a story board for your video in order to plan how it will be created.  You may have a live recording within a "set" or a documentary style video
        within iMovie.  You will be recording with either your MacBook or mobile device.  The story board will help you plan each part of the video BEFORE you begin recording.  The story board will make recording
        quick and easy for your group.  A good story board will make your video rock!  Use the resources below to help you:

       Watch how the pros storyboard   |  Download a blank storyboard  |  Look at a sample story board  | Another Sample Story Board / Script Combo
 
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    C. If your group has any On-Screen Talent they will want to assist in the script writing and storyboarding.  They will also want to create cue cards for themselves and practice the script extensively.  Consider
         using props, extra monitors, and costumes in your video as well.


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Part III: Final Video Production


1.  Now that your group has planned their video, it is time to record and edit it for final production.  What to do next really depends on the type of video you are creating.  If you are recording live action you will
     want to prepare your set and record your shots.  You may use your MacBook or mobile device to record your video.  If you are not super tech savvy, I would suggest using an iPhone if your group has one
     available.  You can easily edit the video using the free iMovie app in the app store.  Videos can also be easily uploaded to YouTube using a phone.    Mr. Gigliotti will be setting up a newsroom style set in the
     back of the room.  This set can be adjusted to meet your video needs.  You may also record your video on your own outside of the classroom if you so choose.  Doing so allows you to create multiple scenes
     and outdoor images.   You can even record directly to YouTube if you would prefer.  Be sure to save your video to your mobile device or computer. 

     If you are doing a documentary style video, you will want to work together to be sure that all parts of your project are included in iMovie including voice narrations.  The best way to record narrations is to read
     your script in iMovie as a video clip.  You can then import it into your project ad detach the audio.   You will want to use iMovie to import multiple images and text for your video. 

    
Here are some resources to help you use iMovie: Getting Started With iMovie Video #1 | Getting Started With iMovie Video #2 | iMovie Editing/Publishing Video | Working in iMovie video | iMovie for iPhone

2.  Once your video is recorded, it will be up to your Video Production team to do any final edits before posting the video to the class YouTube Channel.  Be sure to add images, clean transitions, clip and audio
     adjustments, rolling credits, and other effects if possible.  Feel free to add music, titles, and other special effects.  Be sure to save your project as you go to avoid losing your work.

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Be sure to save your video to your mobile device or computer. ****

3.  When you video is complete, upload your video it to the following YouTube site:

     YouTube Account Information:

   
 A. Open the web browser on your MacBook or mobile device to visit: www.youtube.com

     B. Login to the project YouTube account by using the following email address: americanrevolutionvideos@gmail.com and account password georgewashington1776

   
 C.  Once you have logged into the account, click on "upload" > "select files to upload" > find the file on your computer to upload

    
E.  Write at least four sentences describing the contents of your video in the description box.

    
****Your Video Is Now Complete!****

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Part IV: Watch and Learn From Your Peers

1.  Download a copy of the Watch and Learn About the American Revolution From Your Peers or complete the American Revolution Video Sharing Activity.

2.  Watch each of the American Revolution videos that were produced by your classmates.  Complete the Watch and Learn About the American Revolution From Your Peers or the
     American Revolution Video Sharing Activity while your watch the videos.

3.  Email your completed chart to Mr. Gigliotti at gigliottip@parmacityschools.org or press submit at the end of the form. 

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Part V: Watch and Learn From America The Story of US - Revolution

1.  Spend some time watching and exploring America The Story of US - Revolution produced by the History Channel.

2.  Download and answer the corresponding questions about the American Revolution while watching the video.  

White Activity:
Assignments to Complete:

Part I: Researching Your Event or Battle

1.  Congratulations!  You and your group have been selected to produce a short 30 second video about an important event or battle during the American Revolution!  In order to create and produce a high quality
     video, your first job will be to research your event or battle.  You may use your own Internet research or use some of the helpful resources below. 

     You will want to begin by completing the: American Revolution Video Project Research Template.

2.  In order to help you get started, have a look at the resources below.  There will will find notes about each battle, lists of important items to include in your video, and links to help you get started gathering your
     research. 

     Mr. Gigliotti's Battle Outlines  (make sure the items listed about your battle are included) |  Mr. Gigliotti's American Revolution Notes  |  Mr. Gigliotti's Links to Additional Information about each battle and event

    

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Part II: The Production Phase


1.  Now that you have found all of the information you need about your event or battle during the American Revolution, assign each member one of the following roles in order to complete your video project.  Each
     member of your group should choose a job that best "fits" their talents.  Be sure to make a note of what each member of your group chooses. 

      - On Screen Talent (if any) - student or students that will appear in the video

      - Production staff - student or students who will "plan" the video.  The production staff will write the script and plan the video.  The video must include all of the information about the event or battle you
        researched.  Your video must also be interesting and appealing. 

      - Video Production - student or students who will record the video, find additional images for use in the video, and use iMovie to edit and produce the group's final project.  



2.  Once each member of you group has a role, it is time to plan your video.  You are going to want to find a creative, complete, and comfortable way to share all of  the information you researched about your
     event or battle.  Your video can be done however your would like.  I have listed a few suggestions below.  Please discuss with your partners which type of video you would like to create.

     Some video options include:  Newscast Style video (sample) | Documentary style video (sample) |  Re-enactment Video (sample)  |  Music Video (sample)  |  Interview (Sample)

                                                                                                 | A Press Conference (Sample) | Your Brilliant ideas . . . .

     Student Examples: Documentary Project Sample| Newscast Project Sample

3.  Now that you have an idea for your the style of your video you will want to plan how you are going to record and or create your video.  Typically the more planning you and your group do, the better your video
     will look. 

     To help you produce a high quality video, you will want to do the following:

    A.  Your Production Staff will want to use the research you completed to write a script for your video's content.  You group's script will vary depending on what type of video you are going to be recording. 
         The script will be read by the on air talent during the recording.  An audio recording with images can also be made if your group chooses to use a documentary style video within iMovie.  A good script is a
         key element in a high quality video.  Use the resources below to help you create a good script!

         Watch how the pros write a script  |  Download a blank script outline (Newscast)  | Download a blank script outline (interview) | Download a blank script outline (Press Conference)


                                                                           Look at a sample script  |  Check out a sample script for a documentary  |  Sample Script Reenactment

       -------------------------------------------------

    B. Your Video Producer will want to use the script to create a story board for your video in order to plan how it will be created.  You may have a live recording within a "set" or a documentary style video
        within iMovie.  You will be recording with either your MacBook or mobile device.  The story board will help you plan each part of the video BEFORE you begin recording.  The story board will make recording
        quick and easy for your group.  A good story board will make your video rock!  Use the resources below to help you:

       Watch how the pros storyboard   |  Download a blank storyboard  |  Look at a sample story board  | Another Sample Story Board / Script Combo
 
       -------------------------------------------------

    C. If your group has any On-Screen Talent they will want to assist in the script writing and storyboarding.  They will also want to create cue cards for themselves and practice the script extensively.  Consider
         using props, extra monitors, and costumes in your video as well.

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Part III: Final Video Production

1. 
Now that your group has planned their video, it is time to record and edit it for final production.  What to do next really depends on the type of video you are creating.  If you are recording live action you will
     want to prepare your set and record your shots.  You may use your MacBook or mobile device to record your video.  If you are not super tech savvy, I would suggest using an iPhone if your group has one
     available.  You can easily edit the video using the free iMovie app in the app store.  Videos can also be easily uploaded to YouTube using a phone.    Mr. Gigliotti will be setting up a newsroom style set in the
     back of the room.  This set can be adjusted to meet your video needs.  You may also record your video on your own outside of the classroom if you so choose.  Doing so allows you to create multiple scenes
     and outdoor images.   You can even record directly to YouTube if you would prefer.  Be sure to save your video to your mobile device or computer. 

     If you are doing a documentary style video, you will want to work together to be sure that all parts of your project are included in iMovie including voice narrations.  The best way to record narrations is to read
     your script in iMovie as a video clip.  You can then import it into your project ad detach the audio.   You will want to use iMovie to import multiple images and text for your video. 

    
 Here are some resources to help you use iMovie: Getting Started With iMovie Video #1 | Getting Started With iMovie Video #2 | iMovie Editing/Publishing Video | Working in iMovie video | iMovie for iPhone

2.  Once your video is recorded, it will be up to your Video Production team to do any final edits before posting the video to the class YouTube Channel.  Be sure to add images, clean transitions, clip and audio
     adjustments, rolling credits, and other effects if possible.  Feel free to add music, titles, and other special effects.  Be sure to save your project as you go to avoid losing your work.

     ****
Be sure to save your video to your mobile device or computer. ****

3.  When you video is complete, upload your video it to the following YouTube site:

     YouTube Account Information:

     A. Open the web browser on your MacBook or mobile device to visit: www.youtube.com

     B. Login to the project YouTube account by using the following email address: americanrevolutionvideos@gmail.com and account password georgewashington1776

     C.  Once you have logged into the account, click on "upload" > "select files to upload" > find the file on your computer to upload

    
D.  Please place the name of your video in the "title" line.  PLEASE also be sure to include ALL of your FULL names in the video description box.

    
E.  Write at least two sentences describing the contents of your video in the description box.

    
****Your Video Is Now Complete!****


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Part IV: Watch and Learn From Your Peers

1.  Download a copy of the Watch and Learn About the American Revolution From Your Peers

2.  Watch each of the American Revolution videos that were produced by your classmates.  Complete the Watch and Learn About the American Revolution From Your Peers or the
     American Revolution Video Sharing Activity while your watch the videos. while your watch the videos.

3.  Email your completed chart to Mr. Gigliotti at gigliottip@parmacityschools.org or press submit at the end of the form. 


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Part V: Watch and Learn From America The Story of US - Revolution

1.  Spend some time watching and exploring America The Story of US - Revolution produced by the History Channel.

2.  Answer the corresponding questions about the American Revolution while watching the video.  




Blue Activity:

Assignments to Complete:

Part I: Researching Your Event or Battle

1.  Congratulations!  You and your group have been selected to produce a short 30 second video about an important event or battle during the American Revolution!  In order to create and produce a high quality
     video, your first job will be to research your event or battle.  You may use your own Internet research or use some of the helpful resources below. 

     You will want to begin by completing the: American Revolution Video Project Research Template.

2.  In order to help you get started, have a look at the resources below.  There will will find notes about each battle, lists of important items to include in your video, and links to help you get started gathering your
     research. 

     Mr. Gigliotti's Battle Outlines  (make sure the items listed about your battle are included) |  Mr. Gigliotti's American Revolution Notes  |  Mr. Gigliotti's Links to Additional Information about each battle and event


 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Part II: The Production Phase


1.  Now that you have found all of the information you need about your event or battle during the American Revolution, assign each member one of the following roles in order to complete your video project.  Each
     member of your group should choose a job that best "fits" their talents.  Be sure to make a note of what each member of your group chooses. 

      - On Screen Talent (if any) - student or students that will appear in the video

      - Production staff - student or students who will "plan" the video.  The production staff will write the script and plan the video.  The video must include all of the information about the event or battle you
        researched.  Your video must also be interesting and appealing. 

      - Video Production - student or students who will record the video, find additional images for use in the video, and use iMovie to edit and produce the group's final project.  





2.  Once each member of you group has a role, it is time to plan your video.  You are going to want to find a creative, complete, and comfortable way to share all of  the information you researched about your
     event or battle.  Please discuss with your partners which stlye of video you and your group would like to create:

     Some video options include:  Newscast Style video (sample) |  Interview (Sample)  Be sure to explore each of the samples before you decide.

    
Student Example: Newscast Project Sample





3.  Now that you have an idea for your the style of your video you will want to plan how you are going to record and or create your video.  Typically the more planning you and your group do, the better your video
     will look. 

     To help you produce a high quality video, you will want to do the following:

    A.  Your Production Staff will want to use the research you completed to write a script for your video's content.  You group's script will vary depending on what type of video you are going to be recording. 
         The script will be read by the on air talent during the recording.  Use the resources below to help you create a good script!

         Watch how the pros write a script
  |  Look at a sample script  | Download a blank script outline (Newscast)  |  Download a blank script outline (interview)  

     
  ------------------------------------------------

    B. Your group's On-Screen Talent should assist in the script writing and planning.  They will also want to create cue cards for themselves and practice the script extensively.  Consider
         using props, extra monitors, and costumes in your video as well.

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Part III: Final Video Production

1.  Now that your group has planned their video, it is time to record and edit it for final production.  You will want to prepare your set and record your shots. 

2.  Mr. Gigliotti will be setting up a newsroom style set in the back of the room.  This set can be adjusted to meet your video needs or for an interview. 

3.  You may use your MacBook or mobile device to record your video.  I would suggest using an iPhone if your group has one available.  Videos can also be easily uploaded to YouTube using a phone.    You can
     also edit your video in iMovie if you wish.  Check out the following video to learn more about how to use iMovie.   If you are using your iPhone, you may want to watch this video for help. 

     ****
Be sure to save your video to your mobile device or computer. ****




4.  When you video is complete, upload your video it to the following YouTube site:

     YouTube Account Information:

     A. Open your web browser on your computer or your mobile device to visit: www.youtube.com

     B. Login to the project YouTube account by using the following email address: americanrevolutionvideos@gmail.com and account password georgewashington1776

     C.  Once you have logged into the account, click on "upload" > "select files to upload" > find the file on your computer to upload

    
D.  Please place the name of your video in the "title" line.  PLEASE also be sure to include ALL of your FULL names in the video description box.

    
****Your Video Is Now Complete!****




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Part IV: Watch and Learn From Your Peers

1.  Download a copy of the Watch and Learn About the American Revolution From Your Peers

2.  Watch each of the American Revolution videos that were produced by your classmates.  Complete the Watch and Learn About the American Revolution From Your Peers or the
     American Revolution Video Sharing Activity while your watch the videos. while your watch the videos.

3.  Email your completed chart to Mr. Gigliotti at gigliottip@parmacityschools.org or press submit at the end of the form. 
 


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Part V: Watch and Learn From America The Story of US - Revolution

1.  Spend some time watching and exploring America The Story of US - Revolution produced by the History Channel.

2.  Answer the corresponding questions about the American Revolution while watching the video.  

 

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