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UNITPLANTITLE

ProposinDistrict504:ExploringthePropagandaofPanem
TEACHER(S) ARTIST(S)

DinaKoustas
SCHOOL GRADE 8

KristinaGosh
Medium/Media

Gray
OVERVIEW&BIGIDEASFORUNIT

Photo/Video/Text&Blogging

Using the Hunger Games (HG) Trilogy and its characters as a frame of reference, students will examine the power that propaganda and media have on society. Students will exercise their storytelling skillsthrougha series of writtenandvisual exercisesthat will lead up to the production of a short film narrative based on print propos(propagandainHGterminology) thattheycreate. Aclassblogwillbecreatedtodocumenttheprocess.

GUIDINGQUESTIONSFORUNIT

HowdoesPropagandaaffectindividualsandsocietyasawhole?HowdoweseethatintheHGTrilogyandinour world? Whatroledoesmassmediaplayinpropaganda?Howaboutsocialmedia? Whatdoesittaketocreateamediacampaignthateffectivelyconveysamessagetoaspecificaudience?


Asaresultofthisunit,whatdoyouwantyour students toknowandbeabletodointhefollowingareas? AcademicContentArea(s): Social/EmotionalDevelopment:

IntentionsforTeaching&Learning

MediaForm(s)andProcess:

1.Makeimagesstill&moving thatcreateanarrative 2.Fundamentalsofsocialmedia: creatingpostsw/meaningfulcontent 3,Storyboarding

1.Supportingopinionsw/evidence 2.Applyliterarycontexttorealworld eventsandviceversa

1.RespectfulDebate 2.Equity,Fairness&Accountability 3.IdeaSharing&Collaboration 4.Selfdirectedconversation 5.ConstructiveCritiqueofeachotherswork

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PLANSFORDOCUMENTINGTHISUNIT

[]journals

[X]photos

[]audio

[X]video

[X]pre/postexamplesofstudentwork

[X]other:classblog
PLANSFORASSESSINGSTUDENTLEARNING/DEVELOPMENT

Picasaalbums:photosfromscavengerhuntandtext>propopostersandvideos
MediaSourcesofInspiration MediaandAcademicContentVocabulary Onlinetools/Programs/sites

HungerGamesTrilogy

1.Photo/VideoTerms: ShotSizes&Angles,Fore/Background, Composition/Framing,RuleofThirds 2.Aesthetics: FontPersonality,Colorassymbol/metaphor 3.Editing: Intro/Outro,Cut,Transition,Trim,Cuts: Assembly/Rough/Fine/Final 4.SocialMedia(Blogging,Picasa): Content,Tag/Label,Comment,Post, Dashboard, 5.MediaConsumption/Consumer 6.TypesofPropaganda: Bandwagon,Testimonial,Transfer,Fear, Fallacies,Generalities,NameCalling

IconicImagesofWWIIPropaganda: RosietheRiveter,Rations/Canning, MenatWar,etc. ContemporaryRemixesofIconicWWII Propaganda: HGiconography,Iraq/Afghanistan wars

picasa iPhoto iMovie blogger CapitolCoutureHGFashion Blog: http://capitolcouture.pn/ HungerGameswebsite/trailer

EQUIPMENTYOUWILLNEED(CAMERAS,COMPUTERS,ETC)

ESTIMATEDWEEK(S)NEEDED

Stillcameras Laptops iPads Thumbdrives


Week

5 4 5
5 BuildingtheLearningNetwork|IntroducetheBigIdea(Creatingasafecommunityoflearners)

IceBreaker/IntroductiontoUnit:PuttingTexttoImage/IntrotoSocialMedia 1 Activity:WhereAmI?IAmHere~PartI: Ingroups,studentsfindalocationaroundtheschoolthatgetstothemandidentifyitby: 1. namingthelocation(streetaddress,etc.) 2. creatingapoembasedontheirlocationbyanswering5questionsaboutitusingthe5senses

Week

IntroductiontoCamera:Basichandlingproceduresandtechnicalinformation Activity:WhereAmI?IAmHerePartII:

Consumption|Conversation(LearninginthelanguageoftheArts)

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Takephotosoflastweekslocation Uploadimagestopicasaandtag/titleimagesusingpoemsasthephotocaption. Reorderpictures/captionstocreateashortnarrativesequence.

IntrotoComposition:WhereAmI?IAmHereActivityPartIII: 3 Ingroups,studentspresentlastweeksworkusingslideshowfeatureinpicasa Incorporateexplanationofcompositionbasicsintoslideshowviewingshotsizes/angles,etc. PlayingAroundWithFilmTerminology: LookatHungerGamestrailerasanexampletodiscussbasicaestheticsangles,lighting,cuts, etc. LookatCapitolCoutureblogasexampleofpropaganda Activity: PlayingAroundwithFilmTerminologyworksheet: WriteNarrativeArcre:HGcharactercomestoGrayElementary Whyaretheythere?WhatHappens?Storyboardtheactionthroughpicturesand/ortext. Propaganda...PastandPresentandtheManyWaysItsPortrayedintheMedia ShowexamplesofPropaganda:pastandpresentWWIISupporttheWarEffortadsand ContemporaryRemixesWWIIiconicimagesincorporatingHungerGamesandIraq/Afghanistan warimagery Dialogue:compareandcontrast,discusswaysonecanpersuadeanaudiencevisuallyusingcolor, composition,andchoiceofmedium(drawingvs.photo,etc.) IntroduceFinalProject

Week

Creation(ImmersionintheBigIdeasthroughartmaking)

GalleryTalk StudentspresenttheirPropagandaposterstotheclassandgivefeedbackoneachotherswork. Discussion:ideasharingre:aestheticelementsthatcanbeincorporatedintofinalpropos FieldTrip:HungerGamesMovieScreening! MovieDebrief:Likes/Dislikes,FilmAesthetics,Compare/ContrastsBook,etc. IntroductiontoClassBlog/BrainstormVideos: AsaGroupMakeListofAnswerstoThisQuestion:IfyourwereGaryRoss,directorofHG,what wouldyoubesuperproudof/wishyoucouldhavechangedbeforethemoviesrelease? IntroduceBlogbasicbloggingtutorialforcreatingpostsandaddingcontent Activities: Takepicturesofpropagandapostersandpostonblog Insmallgroups,makelistofvisualfromthemoviethatstuckoutcolors,cameraangles,dialogue, sounds,etc. BeginproposbrainstormInternetresearchforimagery,writing,sketching,etc. ProposPreProduction: Internetresearchforimagery,writing,sketching,etc.

Week

Creation,Distribution(ReviseandShare)

ProposPreproduction&ProductionMeetings: Internetresearchforimagery,writing,sketching,etc. 10 11 Storyboarding Discussfeasibilitystoryboards,identifyshootlocations,costumes,props,etc.

PreProductionandProductionAsGroupsAreReady ProposProduction Screenpreliminaryfootageanduseastooltodiscusshowshotangles/sizesandcamera placementacreatemoodandtone

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Week

Celebration,Reflection(Perform/Exhibit,Reflect,Assess)

13 14

ProposProductionandPostPro EditandRevise

DescriptionofCulminatingEvent

Date:Fri,6/8/12

Location:Gray,Room504

#ofstudentspresentingwork:23

ISTENETSStandards

Standardand PerformanceIndicator

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CommonCoreCurriculumStandards

StateStandard/Goal#
IntegrationofKnowledge andIdeas:Integrateand evaluatecontentpresentedin diverseformatsandmedia, includingvisuallyand quantitatively,aswellasin words. RH.68.7. Integratevisualinformation (e.g.,incharts,graphs, photographs,videos,or maps)withotherinformation inprintanddigitaltexts. RH.68.8. Distinguishamongfact, opinion,andreasoned judgmentinatext.

StateStandard/Goal#
PresentationofKnowledge andIdeas: SL.8.4.Presentclaimsand findings,emphasizing salientpointsinafocused, coherentmannerwith relevantevidence,sound validreasoning,and wellchosendetailsuse appropriateeyecontact, adequatevolume,andclear pronunciation. SL.8.5.Integratemultimedia andvisualdisplaysinto presentationstoclarify information,strengthen claimsandevidence,and addinterest.

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SL.8.6.Adaptspeechtoa varietyofcontextsandtasks, demonstratingcommandof formalEnglishwhen indicatedorappropriate.

DESCRIPTIONOFUNITDOCUMENTATIONAND/ORSTUDENTASSESSMENT

WHEREAREARCHIVEMATERIALSCURRENTLYSTORED? (INCLUDINGSTUDENTARTWORKS,UNITDOCUMENTATION,ARTISTJOURNAL/BLOG,ETC.)

hungergames504.blogspot.com Kristinahasallmediafilesandstoryboards.Theyarealsopostedontheblog.

TeachersReflections

ArtistsReflections

StudentsReflections

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