Grade 5 students are wrapping up their filming of scenes that combine work from their social studies classes and their computer science classes. Under the guidance of social studies teachers Tobias Wade and Jared Ramsey, the students have been researching famous American historical figures. Based on the research they have done, they have written scripts for short movies.
The goal of these movies is to introduce the historical figures and describe them in a creative way. The students are given a month to collect the footage they need for their final movies, which must run between four and five minutes. After recording the footage, the students will use iMovie to edit the recordings and put together the final movie.
The teachers hope the students will gain a solid foundation in multimedia, while reinforcing the information gained in the social studies classes. For more specifics on the projects, email computer science teacher Joe Chung at JoeC@harker.org.