Lesson Plan

Retelling the Early Ministry of Jesus

A Project assessing student understanding through creativity.
Taylor W.
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International Christian School
Shek Mun, ShaTin, Hong Kong,
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Objectives

Students will be able to...

Accurately portray one of the stories of the early ministry of Jesus through a group produced video. 

 

Subjects
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Arts
acting
film
script writing
Grades 6 - 12
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook: The Early Minstry of Jesus Video

Activity: Other — A Hook Video Produced by Teacher

Simply play a trailer created in iMovie to hook the students to the project idea.

See example here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7znXzJfnwu8

Introduce: "To start today, we are going to watch a video about our next project"

2 Direct Instruction- How to plan out your story

Google Drive
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Students will be using their notes from the unit to help drive their group adaptation of one of the 9 stories. 

To do this, groups will get together and create a Google Slide show to use as their storyboard. 

The slide order should be as follows:

Slide 1: Title Slide- Story title, group members, class name

Slide 2: Story synopsis:  Students provide a brief summary of their story- this is where they set the scene

Slide 3: Jobs page: Students lay out the jobs of the group members (directors, writers, camera people, actors/actresses and characters, editors, etc.) typically students will have more than one job.

Slide 4-15: These are the scene storyboards.  Students place text, images, locations, script notes on these pages for each scene to plan out their video

Student Instructions

Using your notes you are going to create a storyboard of your adaptation with your group.  

The slide order should be as follows:

Slide 1: Title Slide- Story title, group members, class name

Slide 2: Story synopsis:  Students provide a brief summary of their story- this is where they set the scene

Slide 3: Jobs page: Students lay out the jobs of the group members (directors, writers, camera people, actors/actresses and characters, editors, etc.) typically students will have more than one job.

Slide 4-15: These are the scene storyboards.  Students place text, images, locations, script notes on these pages for each scene to plan out their video

3 Student Collaborative Work Time

Students are to work together on their storyboard.  Teachers should be interacting with students, asking questions and getting an idea of what the students plan to do.  

Once the storyboard is done, approve it for completeness and then allow students to begin filming. 

Student Instructions

Work together as a group to storyboard your video.  Once you have finished your storyboard, submit to your teacher for approval before you begin filming. 

Once you have filmed all of your scenes, use iMovie to edit your video and create a rough draft. 

4 Final Editing and Peer Review

As students get to the point where they have made a "rough draft" of their video, take some class time and allow the groups to mix up and peer evaluate each other's work.  

Within google drive, create a template form (survey) that students can fill out to give constructive feedback to the groups.  Example questions could be:

What is one element that you really like about this video?

What is one improvement you could suggest?

Share your overall comments on the video.

Is there anything this video is lacking that could make it better? 

Student Instructions

You will be divided into different groups today for the purpose of giving peer evaluations on each groups work. 

Using the Google Form provided to you, please fill out the evaluation honestly and with detail.  Remember the feedback you give can help the group just like the feedback you will be receiving. 

5 Presentation

Allow students to present their videos to the class.  They should have a brief introduction about their video before they show it. 

Student Instructions

Provide a brief introduction as you stand and present your video to the class. 

6 Self/Group Reflection Wrap Up

Provide all students with a Group Evaluation Form in Google Forms.  This way you can see how the work load was divided up and give students an opportunity to share about how the work load went within the group. 

Have students use their Blogger accounts to write a final reflection on the project.  Some guiding questions could be: 

1. What is something you accomplished during this project that you are proud of?

2.  What are three ways this story applies to your life today?  How does this story inspire, relate, challenge, impact your thinking or the way you look at life? Be specific and detailed--number each of your responses within the answer.

3.  What are six adjectives that best describe this project.

4.  What is the message that we learn from this story? (please write a detailed paragraph, specifically referencing pieces of the story)

5.  What is your favorite part about this specific project and why?

 

Assessments are:

Group video evaluation rubric

Group Evaluation Survey

Peer Rough Draft Evaluation

Blog Posts

Student Instructions

Please fill out the Group Evaluation Form that your teacher has provided you. 

Once that is complete answer the following questions in your blog and submit your blog to your teacher. 

1. What is something you accomplished during this project that you are proud of?

2.  What are three ways this story applies to your life today?  How does this story inspire, relate, challenge, impact your thinking or the way you look at life? Be specific and detailed--number each of your responses within the answer.

3.  What are six adjectives that best describe this project.

4.  What is the message that we learn from this story? (please write a detailed paragraph, specifically referencing pieces of the story)

5.  What is your favorite part about this specific project and why?