Developing a Structure for Documentaries

Provide some group brainstorming and story-planning time with the fifth lesson in a series on examining and creating documentaries. After you've explained the purpose of each section of a documentary, groups meet to plan the beginning, middle, and end of their own documentaries. Plenty of time is provided for brainstorming.

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • Project encourages class members to collaborate and think creatively about documentary
Cons

  • Not much structure is provided, so you may wish to create a worksheet or handout to accompany the brainstorming process