Melanie Parker

Ms. Parker and her partners implement a digital documentary movie project to help eighth grade students build higher order thinking skills and research and technology skills. The project also provides students with multiple learning styles the opportunity to demonstrate their individual strengths. Students study the purpose and format of a documentary and select a compelling historical topic. After researching their topic, students reconstruct the story through interviews, dramatizations, illustrations, music, and narration, and film and produce a documentary for public viewing.