8th Grade Students create media projects about what they know best....their family and neighborhood.
They will plan the project and conduct interviews with their family members and neighbors.
The theme we focused on was "Why Did Your Family Immigrate To The United States".
While over 75% of our students are either first or second generation immigrants, alll students were given choices in their project selection. Some
Project Plan and Instructions
Most students chose to do traditional display boards. Although we have since had new iMacs installed in our school's computer lab, at the time the project was assigned, students had to share a few older computers or rely on their own home access to technology.
Oral History on military service by Elijah
Exemplary Student Digital Video Project by Carmina S. interviewing her parents on why they immigrated to the US from The Philippines. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3s2JR1v-0o
Slideshow Video of some of the display boards created by students.
Immigration Oral History Project 2012 Video of Storyboards made on iMovie
Previous Related Projects
In 2010-11, my 8th grade History/Language Arts students created power points on why their families came to the United States.
Here is that project: