Task 4: Creating Public Service Announcements (PSAs)
Step 1: Present the Content: Sustainable Development Goals and ask students to choose a goal that resonates with them personally. (The more relevant and meaningful this task becomes, the more effort your students will have toward this project).
Step 2: Have students research the content ( you may point them toward a couple of online resources).
Step 3: Create a 30-second/ 90-second long PSA
Students will be designing their own PSAs to raise awareness among fellow teens about their chosen goal.
PSAs are videos created to raise awareness and change public attitudes and behaviour toward a social issue. Explain that effective PSAs often have a powerful message that sticks with the viewer, sometimes becoming part of society’s collective psyche. Distribute “Plan your PSA” worksheet/storyboard and ask your students to fill it out. A storyboard is a visual way to plan the action for TV shows or videos. Movie directors and animators use storyboards to plot their thinking and ideas.
DIRECTIONS: In the blank boxes below, plan out a powerful PSA that raises awareness among fellow teens about your chosen SDG. Use the Audio lines to describe music, sound effects, and dialogue that will be included. The Special Effects (SFX) line should describe any effects you plan to use, such as distortion, blur, and colour alteration. The Text lines should contain any words, such as titles or credits, that will show on the screen.
Step 4: Ask students to share their work with an authentic audience (Facebook/Youtube/Twitter/ Instagram)
1rst junior high school of Markopoulo, Athens, Greece, Viki Dogani