Which energy source is best for North Carolina's future?
Energy Campaign 2014!
Project Manager: You are a leader of your group . . . you are ALL leaders. You ensure that you and everyone in your group is on task and gather relevant information for your campaign.
Designer: You help design the 'look' of the campaign. You are responsible for finding visuals and creating the presentation with your group.
Time Manager: You keep track of your time each day and meet campaign deadlines. You also support others in your group to keep them on task.
Spokesperson: You communicate with Mrs. Haase, Ms. Ziller, and Mr. Miles about your campaign progress by completing surveys and project reflections. You also voice problems/concerns in a timely manner to one of the teachers.
Preview Week ~ May 12 - 16
(all answers and reflections should be recorded in the group campaign log)
Classroom Opener Brainstorms
What is the purpose of political campaigns?
Campaign Ad Analysis - How do visuals sway a person for or against an issue?
Student Council Brainstorm - What characteristics help a student win election to the student council at DRMS?
Mr. Miles & Ms. Ziller project introduction ~ May 19
Mr. Miles will introduce students to MoPad and Voicethread.
Ms. Ziller will introduce students to the research Weebly and give an overview of media center time for this project.
Media Center Research ~ May 27-30
Independent research days in the media center. Campaign Groups will also share their research findings with each other throughout the week.
May 27th, Day 1:
May 28th, Day 2:
May 30th, Day 4:
At any point, feel free to download or print out the Argument Outline (below) if you are ready to start formalizing your arguments for VoiceThread.
Campaign Organization ~ June 2 - 3
What arguments and evidence will convince others that your energy source is best for North Carolina's future?
You will use VoiceThread to create your campaign. Before you even start using VoiceThread, you should have your arguments written out or typed ahead of time.
Here's what you need for your VoiceThread:
How to save your VoiceThread:
Election Day in the Media Center ~ June 4
Students from other classes will come to explore each campaign and vote on which campaign did the most convincing job of selling why their energy source is best for North Carolina's future.
Energy Campaign Groups
Tools for Research:
* Explore the following websites and gather evidence that supports each of the 'topics for study' found on your Group Energy Source Slide.
* Organize your notes using the topics for study as your headings in MoPad.
* At the bottom of your MoPad page, create a heading titled, Bibliography. Include the following bibliographic details for each tool you take notes from:
Here's an example of what your bibliography details will look like:
Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc., Energy Crisis Kindles Search for Alternatives,
Tool #4: Student Research Center (Click Middle School Zone, then Student Research Center). Find a relevant journal article about your energy source in the state of North Carolina. Capture quotes and examples!
Just as you would give credit to the creator of a text-filled website you used for research, the same holds true for the images and videos you use in your presentation.
When searching for images, go to Google Advanced Search and select Usage Rights - - Free to Use or Share from the drop-down menu. Check out this video if you need a refresher.
You can also use Wikimedia Commons to search their database of over 16,000,000 user-submitted, free-to-use images.
Add Your VoiceThread to the Group
ONLY STUDENTS WHO CREATED THE GROUP VOICETHREAD SHOULD FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS: