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Semester II Technology Project - English 9 Students
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Overall Project Target


As you expand your use of technology, you will gain an understanding of the purpose of a public service announcement (PSA) as well as the difference between a PSA and an advertisement. You will develop ideas for a PSA to raise awareness about a health issue.

Project Description

In this project, you will work cooperatively to create a 30-second PSA that can air on a local access cable channel, be shown to the school, or posted on our school website. Working in groups of three to four, you will select a topic from a list provided and then use the Internet to find information that you can use to support your message.

Outcomes

After completing this project, You will be able to:
  • Understand the purpose of a public service announcement (PSA) as well as the difference between a PSA and an advertisement.
  • Understand the personal and social impact a health issue.
  • Use media tools to communicate effectively and to raise awareness about a health issue.
  • Demonstrate creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Work cooperatively in small groups.
  • Think twice about your actions and the possible impact of your actions on others.

Adapted from: Apple Learning Interchange > iLife in the Classroom > Public Service Announcements