Hello internet, as our last project ended the last project of this quarter came— The Case for a Nation! the project where we learned about all nationalism around the world. For this project, our driving question is: How can an understanding of nationalism in the past, help us make sense of today? With the question in mind, we started the project by looking at the definition of nationalism!
Nationalism: Pride and loyalty that citizens have for their country or nation
First video: our first video was more of a practice video. We wrote out some questions about nationalism then ask one of our parents in our Interview for Nationalism video.
Second video: we stared with animating the first 10 seconds of the trailer of The Mandalorians. We then needed to choose a country’s nationalism while we did our movie planner, I chose the American because my mom, which is my audience for this video, would understand it or has more interest in know about it.
Third video: after looking a few examples of tutorial video we toke notes on, we started to do ur movie planner which include know your story where we choose the type of tutorial video, screenplay, storyboard, and so on…
Fourth video: after all those videos we chose our partner for our fourth video, which I chose my best friend Simon.we looked at what we had in our recent video, our animatic, while we were doing our movie planner, we put together an combination of the American Nationalism, the German Nationalism, and nationalism in general.
Finally, fifth video: with the last video we had we got our parent’s reaction to the cumulative video. We filmed and edited our parent reaction. Some of which are funny and some kind of serious. Although we had some problems doing our screenplay and storyboard the video still ended up perfectly fine!
The curriculum competencies for this project are:
Designing Texts: Have I used writing and design processes to plan, develop, create, and refine engaging and meaningful texts considering purpose, audience, and message?
English 9 / Social Studies 9
Using Resources / Use Evidence from Various Sources: Have I found diverse sources and evaluated them for their relevance, accuracy, and reliability?
Empowered Learner: How might I use technology to construct knowledge?
I learned lots of stuff during this project, like the how a formal a MLA work cited is wrote and the definition of nationalism, how many countries when thought almost the same things. The answer for the driving questions I learn through out this project is: We can use knowledge of nationalism in the past and compare it to today to understand political movements, ideals and conflicts. By comparing the past to the present day, we can predict and prevent events that tie into nationalism.
Anyways that’s it for this post enjoy the rest of your day/ night, peace out!