Nonviolence Project - Public Service Announcement

posted Nov 28, 2010, 1:14 PM by John Lustig   [ updated Nov 28, 2010, 1:29 PM ]
Description
Students will create a public service announcement that describes an issue of concern and identifies how nonviolent efforts can lead to peace and harmony. Students will use Jing or Prezi to create and narrate a slideshow that will inform people about their issue and provide suggestions for achieving change through nonviolence. 

Subject Area
History

Grade Level
9-12

Technology Integrated
Jing or Prezi
Google Docs (Document, Presentation)
Alternative tools: iMovie, Windows MovieMaker, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, Keynote

Link
Refer to Part 3 of Process - https://sites.google.com/site/nonviolenceinquiry/process

Activities
Public Service Announcement

Brainstorm
With your group, brainstorm a list of issues that affect your lives or community.
Think about issues of discrimination, injustice, or conflict that affect your lives or community. 
Identify nonviolent techniques that your group thinks could be applied toward achieving change for each issue.

Create
As a group, create a public service announcement (PSA) that describes an issue of common concern and identifies how the nonviolent efforts you recommend can lead to, as Gandhi said " an overflowing of love for all."

PSA should inform people about the issue and provide suggestions for achieving change through nonviolent tactics and strategies.

PSA should:
  • Describe the problem
  • Describe three nonviolent techniques that could be used to address the issue
  • Explain how your personal philosophy of nonviolence influenced the techniques you chose
  • Describe how these nonviolent efforts can lead to change
PSA may be in the form of:
  • Presentation Slideshow (Use Google Docs Presentation)
  • Informational Brochure (Use a Google Docs Document)
  • Narrated photo collage/slideshow (Use Jing, Prezi, iMovie, or Windows MovieMaker)
  • Share PSA in class showcase. 
Present slideshow or collage
  • Introduce issue to class
  • Describe suggestions for achieving change through nonviolence
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