Christopher Columbus reaching and “discovery” of the New World (the “end” of the Middle Ages).
As a journalist, you must be detailed and include all the facts (no opinions), making sure to keep the story informative as well as entertaining to the viewer. Remember to include the following details in your story:
Who is the person(s) involved?
Where and when did the event take place?
What was the conclusion of the story?
Your news report will be created in “Movie Maker” and should include pictures and/or video that enhances your story. Your feature should be 1-2 minutes long.
How did the chosen event make a major impact on the late Middle Ages and beyond?
You will choose a role within the group (writer, researcher, editor) you will then choose someone to “voice” your news report.
Using the information gathered in Net Trekker, World Book, and teacher resources (if applicable) as well as the written script; create a news report based on your chosen feature.
Once complete, review your feature by watching the entire story. Revise if necessary.
Finalize movie for presentation.
You will be evaluated on this task according to the rubric created for this assignment. Please see attached rubric. Each group will present their final feature story to the class and your grade will be based on the guidelines listed on the rubric and how the student follows those guidelines. Although you will be working as a group, 50% of your grade will be based on your group work and 50% of your grade will be based on your individual work within the group.
At the conclusion of the lesson, you should have examined and demonstrated a major event that occurred in the late Middle Ages. What were some of the new things you learned (if any)? How could this be incorporated into an open discussion for the entire class? Were you able to answer the essential question listed above? For more information on the Middle Ages, go to www.themiddleages.net.