⁣Lesson Plan: Creating a Cinematic Travel Video on Denmark

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⁣Lesson Plan: Creating a Cinematic Travel Video on Denmark

Grade Level: 6-8

Subject: Media Arts

Duration: 90 minutes (can be divided into multiple sessions)

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.6: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.5: Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and findings and emphasize salient points.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.5: Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.

- Students will research and gather information about Denmark, focusing on its culture, landmarks, and attractions.
- Students will plan and storyboard a cinematic travel video showcasing the highlights of Denmark.
- Students will use technology and multimedia tools to create their own cinematic travel video.
- Students will present and share their completed videos with the class.

- Computers or devices with internet access
- Projector or display for video presentations
- Storyboarding templates (paper or digital)
- Video editing software or online tools (e.g., iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, WeVideo)


1. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Begin the lesson by discussing the concept of travel videos and their purpose in showcasing different destinations.
- Show an example of a cinematic travel video to inspire students and generate excitement about creating their own.

2. Research and Gathering Information (20 minutes):
- Assign students to research and gather information about Denmark, focusing on its culture, landmarks, and attractions.
- Provide resources such as websites, books, and articles to support their research.
- Instruct students to take notes and collect visual materials (photos, videos, etc.) that they may want to include in their cinematic travel video.

3. Storyboarding (20 minutes):
- Introduce the concept of storyboarding and its role in planning a video.
- Provide students with storyboard templates (paper or digital) and explain the importance of organizing their ideas and shots before filming.
- Instruct students to plan and sketch out the sequence of shots they want to include in their cinematic travel video, ensuring they capture the essence of Denmark.

4. Filming and Editing (30 minutes):
- Allow students to use computers or devices with video editing software or online tools to film and edit their cinematic travel videos.
- Provide guidance and support as needed, helping students explore different editing techniques, transitions, and audio enhancements to create a visually engaging video.

5. Presentation and Reflection (10 minutes):
- Allocate time for students to present and share their completed cinematic travel videos with the class.
- Encourage students to explain their creative choices, highlight the cultural aspects they included, and showcase the highlights of Denmark.
- Conclude the lesson by facilitating a reflection discussion where students share their experiences, challenges, and newfound knowledge about Denmark.

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Denmark was our first International trip with our daughter Kairi. Denmark is an excellent destination for travelers with young children. It's safe, and has an amazing transportation system to get you anywhere you need to go. If you want to learn more about our trip and how we made this video check out our blog post belowhttps://www.califoreigners.com..../denmark-video-diary Links = Check out our Blog http://califoreigners.com Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/califoreigners Follow us on Facebook http://facebook.com/califoreigners Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/thecaliforeignersOur Must-Have Items When We Adventure Out With Our Kids: Lip Sunscreen ~ https://amzn.to/3ieM58m Face Sunscreen ~ https://amzn.to/3wCazNaSunscreen ~ https://amzn.to/3i6tdaK or https://amzn.to/2XRhw1c Insect Repellent ~ Zoe OrganicsBug Bite Suction ~ https://amzn.to/3kcW0gp (works if used immediately)Bug Bite Relief Ointment ~ https://amzn.to/2UMKhdSHand Wipes ~ https://amzn.to/3hD6vrsAdult mask ~ https://amzn.to/3COIGEYKids mask ~ https://amzn.to/3ES9eHn (size small)Water Wipes ~ https://amzn.to/2UvPVk9First Aid Spray ~ https://amzn.to/3yVM5zXFirst Aid Gel ~ https://amzn.to/3yVtPH0Bandages ~ https://amzn.to/3AXPBLYTweezer ~ https://amzn.to/3kLiS6H Pain reliever medication ~ https://amzn.to/3uftZYq Antihistamine medication ~ https://amzn.to/3uizztl Portable Toilet ~ https://amzn.to/39cfSueCompostable Toilet Bags ~ https://amzn.to/3B39CknBamboo Toilet Paper ~ https://amzn.to/3kKtMJK Portable Hand Wash ~ Suds2GoBackpack ~ https://amzn.to/3CU5uD9 Packing Cubes For Extra Clothes ~ https://amzn.to/39HurW1Baby Carrier ~ https://amzn.to/2ITumECChild Backpack Carrier ~ https://amzn.to/2XV62K5 Umbrella ~ https://amzn.to/3B0yHwpCooler Bag ~ https://amzn.to/3uhKvr0 Ice Packs ~ https://amzn.to/3m1kFDX Water Bottle ~ https://amzn.to/2XPHORi Lunch Container ~ https://amzn.to/2XZ3ISK Snack container ~ https://amzn.to/3AM2rMJ Condiment container ~ PlanetBoxCamera ~ https://amzn.to/3meJCuALens ~ https://amzn.to/2J7uxg9We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.--Filmed with = DJI Osmo / Moving & panning shots (90% of this video) DJI Mavic / Aerial viewsNikon 810 & 750 with Nikkor 24mm, 50mm, F/1.4 / Inside Shooting-Music:Illenium - Sleepwalker feat Joni Fatora (Virtu Remix) [No Copyright Music]https://www.youtube.com/watch?....v=F8yO6YF-uzUVirtuht

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