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Video Narrative Curriculum: Moment of Truth

Curriculum Published 6/24/14 Last updated on 2/28/20

In this 8-session video production curriculum, youth use video editing software, such as Adobe Premiere Elements, to create a narrative film. Narrative is a special kind of filmmaking that allows for a lot of play and perspective-taking, as youth explore different points of view in telling their story. Young people will reflect on a real or imagined moment of conflict as inspiration for their work.

Educators will find facilitation tips and strategies in this and in other resources from the collection. Learn to help youth utilize media tools to translate their ideas into a compelling story that captures real feelings and emotions.

Throughout the curriculum selected youth media projects are referenced to watch and reflect on. This collection of youth media can be found on the Create with Purpose Vimeo Channel.

  • Adobe Premiere Elements

    Organize, edit, create, and share your videos.

Age Levels
Custom Standards
U.S. Common Core College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing
ISTE Standards
Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Knowledge Constructor
  • Adobe Premiere Elements
  • Computers
  • Projector/Monitor (to screen media)
  • External Speakers
  • Digital Video Cameras and Tripods
  • Microphones
  • Headphones
  • Random Props
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Moinca Little

Posted on 9/18/19 4:39:28 PM Permalink

​Nice. Thanks for sharing

Jeffrey Charles

Posted on 5/22/19 8:43:26 PM Permalink

​I'm in an International Academy inside of an urban school. I would love to utilize these methods to assist our refugee students to express & share their incredible stories.

Aziz Soubai

Posted on 6/22/18 2:10:11 AM Permalink

​Wow this is great organized and beautiful.

Thanks for sharing

Jeff Mack

Posted on 9/7/16 5:04:03 PM Permalink

Nice lesson, I'm going to show this to my students as they prepare their festival films.

Iris Joyner

Posted on 2/23/15 9:21:45 AM Permalink

Very strong relevant piece.I'm sure that many teens and kids would benefit from watching this. Depiction and details were great and pertinent. Thank you for sharing your work Dominic.

Konstantin Köhler

Posted on 1/26/15 4:28:03 AM Permalink

Great resource! Thanks AYV for sharing.

Beverly Tate

Posted on 12/27/14 8:36:45 AM Permalink

Very inspiring video for our youth, I will use this in teaching my students, thanks.

Veronica Sarmiento

Posted on 11/28/14 5:28:44 PM Permalink

What a strong and impactful video! Thank you for providing the resources for this project.

Dhanaraj Keezhara

Posted on 11/25/14 6:11:10 PM Permalink

A Narrative video is any report of connected events, convey a story. downloading all the educational materials , for share with my students

Alisha Crawford

Posted on 11/12/14 10:38:35 PM Permalink

Wish I had this last year when our youth group did a film but it will come in handy.

Aya Mizukoshi

Posted on 11/7/14 4:20:28 PM Permalink

This movie gave me a strong impact.

I like this movie, actually I didn't understand well what they talk about, but I impressed about this composition, perspective, sound,,,,.

Mary Kennedy

Posted on 10/20/14 6:02:55 PM Permalink

What a powerful video. Amazing what students can come up with.

Katherine Yamashita

Posted on 8/16/14 9:04:14 PM Permalink

Love this unit. I taught it last year with wonderful and powerful student films as the result.