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Lesson 11
Take Action - Making Films

Finalizing Films and
Writing a Reflection

Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Finalize their films
  • Reflect on their project and process

Overview/Purpose:

In this final day of post-production, students finalize their films.

Guiding Questions:

  • What have you learned about documentaries and creating documentaries?

Recommended Time:

45 minutes

Common Core State Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.4
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.5
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.6
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.10

Materials:

Documentary Reflection Handout

Technology Required:

Computers with video editing software

Lesson Design:

  • Distribute and review Documentary Reflection handout with students.
  • Explain that students will be writing individual reflections while their films are being finalized.
  • Demonstrate how to finalize films.
  • Students go through the process of finalizing their films. While films are finalizing, students work on completing individual documentary reflections.