A PSA video is a Public Service Announcement: a video to share important information to help a community—to convince people to make choices that will help keep their family and friends, the community and environment healthy and safe.
Pick a topic that you deeply care about, if you can, so that you will have passion for getting your message out as strongly as possible.
Your video should share evidence and arguments that will surprise people and make them consider the issue that you are addressing.
Think about what facts, ideas, images, and music will be memorable for people: what will stick with them after they see your video. A PSA is an announcement and also an advertisement. You need to sell your idea with information and a viewing experience that changes the way people feel.
Working on Projects at Home is different than working in school. We do not give you lessons or directions. We give you models of each project to look at carefully, and then you decide how to adopt the project for your interests, skills, materials, time, and any new ideas you have. Your project does not have to look like the models—it can be inspired by the models. If you are proud of what you created, we encourage you to share it online with the hashtag: #ProjectsAtHome.
The Truth About Climate Change
Students created a storyboard, wrote interview questions and conducted the interviews. They also wrote the narration and participated in the acting, filming, photography, and the voiceover—and created the visuals (lobster drawings and greenhouse effect poster) for this PSA.