Video Documentary Curriculum: Life Chronicles
In this 8-session video documentary curriculum, youth use a video editing software, such as Adobe Premiere Elements, to create a short documentary. Young people will be asked to be creative within the constraints of a “portrait” documentary about a living individual. They will collaborate around storytelling and editing to illustrate the interview subject’s “story” through images, which can be archival, present time, symbolic, or experimental.
Educators will find facilitation tips and strategies in this and in other resources from the collection. Learn to help students utilize media tools to communicate their ideas effectively and tell their stories in unique and personal ways.
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.