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Social Studies: Raising Awareness PSA

Lesson Plan Published 11/2/17 Last updated on 5/7/19

Students will create a 30-second video to raise awareness about a social issue, relevant to the topic they are studying. They will learn to evaluate effective Public Service Announcements (PSAs), and then collaborate in small groups to create persuasive PSAs; using researched facts, a storyboarding template, and the Adobe Premiere Clip app. Groups will share their PSAs with the class and use a rubric to provide feedback on their peer’s PSAs. PSAs can also be uploaded to the web and shared with a global audience.

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brenda yarbrough

Posted on 8/19/18 7:44:32 PM Permalink

Great lesson that I will certainly use to introduce my newest staff members to PSAs.​

Eanisha Washington

Posted on 7/1/18 4:11:48 AM Permalink

This is a great opportunity for students to learn about different causes and groups within their community.​

Diana Diaz

Posted on 6/21/18 1:54:09 AM Permalink

This would be great lesson for intermediate students on raising awareness about social issues. As a sponsor for Student Council, great project to address on Veterans' Day.

Theodore Newfield

Posted on 3/22/18 5:29:06 PM Permalink

​In a former life, this would have been a great tool for my Social Studies class. However, since I am a technology business teacher, I can tailor this for my CTE world.