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Media Arts Resources for Elementary Students

Here are lesson ideas for creating short videos and select films to inspire elementary school students.

GUIDES AND RESOURCES

USE THIS SIMPLE STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO CREATE MEDIA TO HELP CAUSES YOU CARE ABOUT.

Activist Media Guide
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A LIST OF FREE RESOURCES FOR GETTING STARTED ON PRODUCTION

Activist-Media
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SHOOTING AND EDITING

1 minute @ Baycat on Framing

GET A QUICK LESSON ON HOW TO FRAME YOUR SHOTS!

USE CANVA TO CREATE A SIMPLE VIDEO PROJECT! THIS PAGE HAS MANY TUTORIALS TO GET STARTED.

CANVA
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YOUTUBE VIDEO FOR BEGINNERS USING IMOVIE ON A MAC

BEGINNERS GUIDE TO IMOVIE
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WeVideo offers editing on a PC. Visit this page for tutorials.

WE VIDEO ACADEMY FOR PC
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FOR INSPIRATION VIEW EXAMPLES OF AWARD WINNING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FILMS ON MYHERO

Love Can Heal Us All

Azomali Obisakin
A young person states her case that love above all else is a healing force. This documentary includes interviews with parents and kids and reflects on how acting consciously in love is good for all.

Feed the Future

Natalie Wylie
This film illustrates the environmental effects of meat consumption.

Together We Can Create World Peace

Produced by:Emily Baker
A picture of peace.

Help Mary Save Coral

Produced by:Miranda Andersen
One woman's effort to save the world's underrated natural resource, coral.

Zero Trash Hero

Luc LaMontagne
Local Hero Chip McDermott inspires Elementary student Luc to go green.

Rainforest Story - The Ocelot's Escape

Produced by:Wendy Milette
A stop-motion animation film created by 5th graders at Pacific Elementary School! Save the Forest animals from Poachers!

Life Lab Alive

Alex L, Quincy, Atticus, Sage, Amelia
A celebration of the unique garden program at Pacific School called Life Lab - with an original song and video made by 4th grade students.

You Count

Julieta Vargas-Perez | Pacific Elementary School
We all matter - Julieta expresses her strong voice for social justice.

EXAMPLES OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CLASS PROJECTS

Picture the World

Produced by:The Dreamteam
Picture A World of Peace

We Are All Somebody

Teacher Mali Bickley allows her students' voices to soar.

Sultana Elementary Pet Fair

Produced by:Madeline Gillum
Students from Sultana Elementary taking part in the MyHero Call to Action circle to support animal rights by organizing and hosting an informational Pet Fair to educate their local community.

Crystal Cove State Park Nature Film

Produced by:Madison Sinclair, Nicole Davidson, Rosie Morreale, & Claire Black
Four students talk about the importance of Crystal Cove State Park and preserving nature.

Rainforest Fable

Produced by:Cassidy Hancock, Breanna Meneses
Claymation PSA on the importance of saving world's rainforests. FIELDCREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, CANADA - MALI BICKLEY 5TH GRADE CLASS

Call to Action

Produced by:Laura Nietzer
Kids take up activism in memory of a classmate's father.

This class project created a music video that inspires students to stand up and take action!

 

 

This song was written by Paul M. Eaton for his students at Girard College Lower School in response to their association with the National Liberty Museum and being exposed to their message of "Live Like A Hero." The song's message is that we can all do something to change our world for the better through service, sacrifice, love and care for each other. 

Stand Up

Produced by:Girard College Lower School

Taking Action - example of a class project

Sultana Call to Action

Produced by:Madeline Gullim
Madeline Gillum's 6th Grade Class at Sultana Elementary created this video through the MY HERO / iEarn Learning Circles!

 

 

After going to the San Antonio Creek with their science class, 6th grade students from Sultana Elementary School were shocked to see the level of pollution and vandalism. They admired those people and organizations who protect the watershed and promote recycling. Students decided to educate their community about the pollution and the importance of recycling. 

What action can you take to help your community?

More MY HERO Media Arts Resources

Media Arts Education Resources
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The MY HERO International Film Festival offers great opportunities for student filmmakers. STUDENTS SUBMIT FOR FREE!

email for code: [email protected]

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SUBMIT YOUR FILM TO MY HERO

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Organizer created on 3/16/2022 3:23:40 PM by Wendy Milette

Last edited 3/21/2022 1:24:29 PM by Wendy Milette

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