"Kidumentaries" with the National Geographic Channel
In collaboration with the National Geographic Channel, Live It Learn It has launched a documentary filmmaking program with students from selected Washington, DC public schools. This year, 5th grade students from Burroughs Education Campus shared stories from their lives (featured below).
Click on the videos to see the "Kidumentaries" that Burroughs students created! (Double click to enlarge.) For past iterations, see 2008-2009 and 2009-2010.
|With Cameron, It's All Fun and Games||Training with Tyson||So You Want to Be a Lawyer... by Keith|
|Sherlock Holmes by Joshua||Say Cheese! by Jaisha||Eddie the Builder|
|Animaniacs! by Andrew and Destine||The Franchise Player by Anthony||Hoop Dreams by Ta'Jon|
|Law and Order by Marquia||Free Throw Therapy by Janai||Design Queen by Christian|
|Future Teachers of America by Alexis and Breanna||Elijah the Peacemaker|
Experts from the National Geographic Channel, with support from Live It Learn It, taught a series of lessons to give students the skills they needed to create their own short documentaries. The lessons focused on:
- the process of story writing
- creating "storyboards" and shooting scripts
- operating a camera and using effective techniques for filming
As the culminating activity, students traveled to National Geographic for an unveiling of their documentaries on the big screen.
This special program combines the academic components of Live It Learn It's core Academic Programs with the introduction to exciting career opportunities provided by our Pathways to Professions programs.