The Three Branches of Government (an iMovie Project)
2 Direct Instruction
Students will play the game Branches of Power to help them to further understand how the actions of individuals and groups can affect the legislative, executive, and judicial processes.
3 Guided Practice
Students are walked through the process of creating a movie using iMovie. They are provided with a tutorial video from TechForEd on YouTube walking them through the specifics of the app (http://youtu.be/l5n-JSBRGBw). Students will follow along on their iPad with iMovie to practice using the app.
Students will be given the opportunity to practice shooting video and taking photos with their iPad in iMovie and placing them into a project in the app. Students can ask questions or for assistance during this time to ensure that they are able to use the app correctly before starting on the creation of their film.
Students will be assigned into one of three groups and will work together to plan out and produce a short infomercial attempting to sell their branch of government like a product. To illustrate the idea of the infomercial to the students, they will view several examples from online (Pineapple Twist: http://youtu.be/lfYBeHurkZo, Perfect Patty: http://youtu.be/bUFFCAxNFQA, and Jupiter Jack: http://youtu.be/p7yuoXU_QJs)
4 Independent Practice
Students will work in their groups to create their infomerical using iMovie as their creation tool. Students will be scored on a rubric provided to them. Each student will also score themselves and their other group members to create an average score to be added to their score from the teacher.
Groups of students will present their finished infomercial to their classmates. Students will use AirPlay from the iPad to an Apple TV to show their infomercial. The class will hold open discussions about each video looking for compliments for how the group did and critiques of their work to improve it.