I. As a class, study and understand the thinking of the Enlightenment. What methods and what logic were used at that time to identify and solve social problems?
II. Identify a problem that you would like to see addressed here at Spaulding.
III. Document the problem and research both the problem and possible solutions. Use reliable sources from here at Spaulding, from other schools, and from educational experts.
(Note: In the Age of Reason, if there is no evidence of a problem, there is no problem.)
IV. Create a PSA using either a PowerPoint presentation, a Photo Story presentation, or a video.
For PowerPoint and Photo Story, the visuals should include only minimal written information. Any script should be read live by students. Students may act out their scripts in video presentations.
(Note: Mr. Desmarais can offer technical support for PowerPoint, but not for Photo Story or videos.)
V. Present your PSA to the administration. The PSA should be about 1 minute long, but student groups should follow it with supporting information for up to 5 minutes (more time will be available if requested.)
VI. Compile and submit documentation and evidence.
Public Service Announcements and Presentations—Checklist:
Make a public service announcement to the class that:
Videos may be entirely pre-recorded.
PowerPoint presentations will be in the form of a slide show. Students will read the script. There should be very little written information on the screen.
Follow the PSA with a serious presentation that