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Middle Schoolers Recreate Historical Moments

The cost of a Sony DVD Camcorder and a package of dvd-r discs from Quill is $1238, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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In our sixth grade Social Studies/English Language Arts class, we learn about the ancient cultures of the Eastern Hemisphere (Asia, Africa, and Europe) as we practice English skills like reading, speaking, listening, and writing. As their teacher, I have planned an exciting project that integrates the required curriculum in a creative way: movie making! I would like to have students recreate historical moments through dramatic plays that they write and perform. Our unit of study for each civilization will culminate by having a drama show where students showcase their historical skills and writing talents. Students will create props and costumes, film, and direct their own historical documentaries. The class will invite other members of the school and community to view their performances. For this project, we will need a digital video camera and a pack of recordable DVDs. I.S. 318 is a high-need, small, caring middle school located in the Bronx, not far from the Bronx Zoo. Our students are dedicated, and they have high expectations of themselves and their teachers. As a social studies and English teacher, I receive frowns and whines from students who do not like reading and writing. Yet, I know this project will teach students that these subject areas are the starting point for lively learning, dramatic entertainment, and communication. Thank you!

Ms. M.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SONY DCRDVD405 DVD CAMCORDER -- Sony Camcorders; DVD Handycam DCR-DVD405 • Quill Corporation $849.99 1 $849.99
IMATION DVD+R DISCS; 16X, 4.7GB, 50-PACK SPINDLE -- Imation DVD+R Discs; 16x, 4.7GB, 50-Pack Spindle • Quill Corporation $34.19 1 $34.19

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