Lesson Plan

Grades 6-8, 9-12

Moving Messages – Pop Videos

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Several class periods

SUBJECTS: Language Arts, Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Education, Climate Change, Energy, Multiple Connections, Land Use, Public Health, Multiple Connections, Natural Resource Use - General, Personal Consumption, Women's Issues

Resource Overview

Students write, film and edit a short video that connects human population growth to one other global topic and offers their idea for a sustainable solution. Students then have the option of entering their video into the World of 8 Billion student video contest.

Students will be able to:
    • Identify and explain the connection between population growth and another global challenge.
    • Conduct research to use as evidence when making a claim.
    • Design a sustainable solution to a global challenge using supporting evidence.
    • Create a persuasive video using filming equipment and editing tools.

Features of This Resource

  • Technology connection as students film and edit videos
  • 1-minute video limit forces students to prioritize information and edit content
  • Contest participation offers potential for prize money and recognition for students’ hard work

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