Finished Videos, June 2017:

Students will work in pairs to produce and present an informational video that will inform the class on one of the events from the Civil Rights Movement. Videos should be approximately 3 minutes in length, and include informational narration and images that will present the information in a concise and clear manner. Students will have to become familiar with the Spark Video [Adobe Voice] app on the iPads, research their topics, and write an original script.

Outline of topic from text - 15 points
Original script 2 minutes - 50 points
Documentary completion and presentation - 100 points

Outline readings that relate to your topic from the textbook. This will be the basis of your project and is key to developing your documentary. Continue research in the library with the sources below. Save information, images, etc. to your Google Drive and "share" to your partner. Write an original script that will be well-organized and identify pictures that will be used at each point in the script. Submit script for approval. Create your documentary using the Spark Video [Adobe Voice] app on the iPad and "share" to publish. Equal Work! Equal Credit!

Topics with text pages and essential questions:
Upon completion of presentations, students will be required to complete an essay question that is based upon their essential question.


Text Page

Essential Questions
Brown vs. Board of Education


How did Brown v. Board of Education effect public education in the South?
Little Rock Crisis


How did the Little Rock Crisis reflect opposition to integration?
March on Washington


What was the reason for the March on Washington? What was the key moment in the march?
Selma and the Voting Rights Act of 1965


How did the Selma Campaign help to inspire the Voting Rights Act of 1965?
Black Power Movement


Who were some of the key leaders of the Black Power Movement and why was the movement so controversial?
S.C.L.C. and S.N.C.C.


Compare and contrast the S.C.L.C. and the S.N.C.C.
Integration of Ole Miss


Was the integration of Ole Miss successful? What was the opposition?
Freedom Summer


What were the goals of the Freedom Summer Movement? How did white Southerners respond?
Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam


What were the basic racial beliefs held by Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam, and how did they differ from the main civil rights movement?


Why is 1968 considered a turning point in American history?


Gale Virtual Reference Library
Search over a hundred comprehensive and specialized reference books and multi-volume sets at once, in 18 standard subjects. Sample titles included are: American Eras, Dictionary of American History, Cinema History,West's Encyclopedia of American Law, Roaring Twenties Reference Library, and St. James Pop Culture Encyclopedia. All articles include formatted citations.
US History in Context
Includes full-text access to a variety of reference publications, such as American Decades,Civil Rights in the United States, and the Dictionary of American History. Includes primary source material, 6.9 million full-text articles from magazines and journals, image galleries, 6,700 video clips and 84,000 audio files. Clearly identifies and sorts results into "reference," "primary source," "news," etc. All articles include formatted citations.
Biography in Context
Biographies of 600,000 individuals, with 50,000 added each year.
Includes additional information through full-text access to reference books, newspapers, and journals. All articles include formatted citations.
An online US History textbook. Use the drop-down menus for a complete table of contents. Includes concise, readable entries for most topics. Use to create a citation.

Documentary Creation

Intro Video
Sample Spark Video about Raymond Loewy
This script was for the Raymond Loewy video; it was 2:30 long.
Sample Videos
Tutorial Videos (2 minutes each)

Have a script ready and images saved to your Google Drive. All students have a school Google Account - Ask for help if you haven't used it yet!
Once you are ready, you will move to the iPads. Take the SAME iPAD every day!
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Open Google Drive and sign in.
View your pictures and "save" them to your iPad.
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Open Spark Video [Adobe Voice] and sign in with your school Google account. This saves your work to the iPad and allows you to publish.


  1. "Create a Story." Give it a title and "Make Up My Own" structure.
  2. Add icons, photos or text to your slide.
  3. "+" at the bottom will add a new slide.
  4. Change the layout (add captions, multiple images, etc.), theme and music at the top.
  5. Find a quiet corner to record your voiceover.
  6. Play (at the bottom) will preview video.
  7. Share will finalize and upload your video (will take a little while).
  8. Pick "Copy link to clipboard."
  9. Give your iPad to Ms.Tarr so she can collect all the links when they are finished.
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