Make Your Own Commercial
Borrowing from Wikipedia:
Instruction relating questions and technology relative to the students' everyday lives to classroom projects. Students form their own investigation of their own group which allows students to develop valuable research skills. The students engage in design, problem solving, decision making, and investigative activities. It allows students to work in groups or by themselves and allows them to come up with ideas and realistic solutions or presentations. Students take a problem and apply it to a real life situation with these projects.
That said, The Story Project's Project-Based Curricula is rooted in the entertainment (or media) arts. We tell stories. Then document them with either a camera, microphone, paper, pencils, pens, computers, color, design, imagination and hope. Past productions have included: a board game based on graduating high school, short films that addressed issues of bullying, teen pregnancy, shyness, black/brown issues, and more. The modes of telling these stories have involved plays, films, photography, comic books, puppet shows, and more. Add mentors from the professional storytelling community to this wonderful array of possibilities and you have memorable programs that may last a lifetime.
After-School & In-School Resource
As an after-school program, The Story Project continues to be highly effective. Recently, however, we became a fixture during the actual school day and guess what, we are finding even more success.
TSP is eager to tailor a program specifically for your school or community center. Our goal is to connect with the students through what they find fun and exciting. The result is a project that strengthens much more than literacy skills, but work that they can claim ownership to forever and ever.
Spoken Word / Poetry