And Action!: Directing Documentaries in the Social Studies Classroom

And Action!: Directing Documentaries in the Social Studies Classroom

by Kathy Swan, Mark Hofer


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ISBN-13: 9781475801484
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 11/28/2013
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Kathy Swan is an associate professor of curriculum and instruction at the University of Kentucky whose research focuses on standards-based technology integration, authentic intellectual work, and documentary-making in the social studies classroom. Swan has been a four-time recipient of the National Technology Leadership Award in Social Studies Education, innovating with web-based interactive technology curricula.

Mark Hofer is an associate professor of educational technology in the School of Education at the College of William & Mary whose research focuses on curriculum-based technology integration, classroom documentary filmmaking, and educational technology professional development. He is the co-creator of the Historical Scene Investigation Project, theDigital Directors Guild and Digital Docs in a Box.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Setting the Scene: A Rationale for Student Documentaries in the Classroom
Chapter 2: Writing with Light: Preparing for a Documentary Project
Chapter 3: Getting a Grip: Phase I – Research
Chapter 4: Making the Pitch: Phase II - Documentary Treatment
Chapter 5: Framing the Story: Phase III - Storyboarding
Chapter 6: Quiet on the set! Phase IV - Film Production
Chapter 7: Premiering the Films: Sharing Student Work
Chapter 8: It's a Wrap: Parting Thoughts to Executive Producers

Appendix A: Documentary Rubric
Appendix B: Core Argument Template
Appendix C: Sample Core Argument Template
Appendix D: Documentary Treatment Template
Appendix E: Sample Documentary Treatment Template
Appendix F: Storyboard Template
Appendix G: Documentary Tool Comparison Chart
Appendix H: Student Production Role Checklist

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