⁣Lesson Plan: Creating an Australia Cinematic Travel Video

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⁣Lesson Plan: Creating an Australia Cinematic Travel Video

Grade Level: 9-12

Subject: Media Arts / Digital Storytelling

Duration: 90 minutes

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.6: Use technology, including the internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-12.5: Make strategic use of digital media in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence.

- Students will research and gather information about popular tourist destinations in Australia.
- Students will create a cinematic travel video showcasing the beauty and attractions of Australia.
- Students will use digital media and technology to enhance their video presentation and storytelling.

- Computers or tablets with video editing software (such as iMovie or Adobe Premiere Pro)
- Internet access for research
- Cameras or smartphones with video recording capabilities
- Optional: tripods, microphones, and other video equipment for higher production quality


1. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Begin the lesson by discussing the power of visual storytelling and the role of travel videos in promoting tourism.
- Show examples of cinematic travel videos from different destinations to inspire and engage students.

2. Research Activity (20 minutes):
- Assign students to research popular tourist destinations in Australia.
- Instruct them to gather information about landmarks, natural wonders, cultural sites, and unique experiences.
- Encourage them to find high-quality images and videos to include in their cinematic travel video.

3. Storyboarding and Planning (15 minutes):
- Instruct students to create a storyboard, outlining the sequence of shots and scenes for their travel video.
- Encourage them to think about the narrative flow, transitions, and the overall visual appeal of their video.

4. Filming (30 minutes):
- Provide students with cameras or smartphones to record their footage.
- Guide them on capturing shots that showcase the beauty and attractions of Australia.
- Encourage them to experiment with different angles, compositions, and camera movements.

5. Editing and Enhancing (15 minutes):
- Instruct students to transfer their footage to computers or tablets with video editing software.
- Guide them on using the software to edit and enhance their video, including adding transitions, music, voiceovers, and text overlays.
- Encourage them to use digital media strategically to enhance their storytelling and enhance understanding of the Australian destinations.

6. Peer Review and Revision (10 minutes):
- Assign students to exchange their videos with a partner for peer review.
- Instruct students to provide constructive feedback on the narrative flow, visual appeal, and overall impact of the video.
- Allow time for students to revise and improve their videos based on peer feedback.

7. Sharing and Discussion (10 minutes):
- Allocate time for students to share their final cinematic travel videos with the class.
- Encourage students to discuss the destinations they chose, the visual techniques they used, and the overall impression of Australia portrayed in their videos.

8. Class Reflection and Wrap-up (5 minutes):
- Facilitate a reflection discussion by asking students to share their thoughts on the power of visual storytelling through travel videos.
- Discuss the impact of digital media on promoting tourism and the importance of presenting accurate and appealing representations of destinations.
- Wrap up the lesson by emphasizing the value of digital storytelling skills in the media arts field.

Common Core Labels Correlations:

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