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Grade : 6 Commercial - Need Not Met

Instructional Design: R. Roulston

Stage 1 - Desired Results

Established Goals:
Specific Outcomes:
An individual has responsibilities and rights as a citizen, which will begin at the local level.

ICT Outcomes:
Below is a pdf file identifying all of the ICT outcomes touched on throughout this project. Click on the file to download it to your computer.


General Outcomes:
Canadians organize themselves in three levels of government to meet their needs.
In a democracy, citizens have rights and responsibilities.

Essential Questions:
Can citizens influence the government in oder to affect changes?
Why should we become involved in government?
How well is the government meeting our needs?

Students will know and be able to:
Form opinions from information, choose an opinion, and justify reasons.
Distinguish between fact and opinion.
Analyze how well the government is meeting the needs.
Summarize information from  a variety of sources.
Use prepared notes in presenting an oral report.
Demonstrate respect for the rights and opinions of others.
Participate in small group discussions or activities by following established rules.
Plan, carry out and evaluate an action that would demonstrate responsible citizenship.

Stage 2 - Assessment Evidence

Performance Task(s)
You realize that not all human needs are being met by the government. Your job is to convince the public, through a commercial, to become involved in lobbying the government for a change. You will be evaluated by a rubric.

Other Evidence (Quizzes, test, etc)
Quizzes, worksheets, observations.

Self Assessment
Individual reflection on group work.
Peer assessment, use the document below:


Stage 3 - Learning Plan

Teaching and Learning Activities

Commercial- Need Not Met
In class:

Students will define and give examples of the three types of needs: physical, psychological and social.
Students will identify that the responsibility of government is to meet human needs.  
Students will understand there are three levels of government in Canada responsible for meeting different needs.
Students will understand the term lobbying.
Discuss purpose and parts of a commercial
What constitutes a good commercial?
Students will review the ethics involved in lobbying

Period1 in lab:
Introduction and goal
Login to Appleshare
Proper position
Finger position
Inspirations overview:
Open new document
Rapid Fire
Add notes
Add graphics

In class, students will decide which service they will lobby for

Period 2 lab:
Show commercials samples: FedEx, Vancoke Head, Drunk Driving
Copy Inspirations planning template in personal folder and start planning. Students brainstorm ideas for a commercial (at this point, all ideas are accepted)
Students work on their "pitch" preparation
They make decisions on their pitch andcommercial narrative structure

In class: Talk about some pointers on storyboarding using the cartoon characters at site: http://www.apple.com/education/ilife/howto/imovie_tips/

Period 3 lab:
Show movie: How to make a movie (available at LTS)
Start listening to pitch

In class:
Do your pitch.
When you have done your pitch and it is accepted:
Work on story board and get teacher's feedback
Finish story board and prepare for filming--Get teacher's approval
Book camera and gather all props and needed supply for filming
Start filming
Complete filming
Teacher should start downloading the movie clips on specific computers

Period 4 in lab: Teaching of clip editing using still pictures (transitions, effects, audio and order)
Students start clip editing for practice
Tips on how to download images from the Internet and scanning if necessary
Finish downloading movie clips
Show how to crop movie video clips. Students start editing their movie/commercial.

Period 5 in lab: Finish editing and save as quicktime
Present commercial and teacher assessment using rubric. Possibility of having students self-asses and peer-assess.

Additional Teacher Resources
These are documents for teachers and/or students that were developed to support the project.  Documents will always be available in pdf format as well as in the original format created (e.g. MS Word, AppleWorks, Inspiration, etc)
Blank Storyboard.pdf



Click to download rubricsRubric-NeedNotMet-Comme.pdf

Student Exemplars

The following exemplar represents an adequate student samples. Please click on the exemplar to download a copy.  NB - You will need Quicktime installed on your computer to view.



 Last Modified: 21 June,2004