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Green Screen Project


1. You will need 3 to 5 people in a group.

2. Pick an event during the early civilizations that inspired you to learn more about that time (i.e. Thermopolis, the death of Caesar, Spartacus, building of monuments, etc.)

3. Research why this event was important giving detail accounts on why it happened who was involved where it happened, when it happened, how it happened, and what was the result.

4. Find the scenery (background) or a video that relates to your time period or the exact spot where the event took place.

5. Become part of history by choosing one of the four ways of reporting this event and writing a script.

a. The local newspaper/local TV station has assigned you to your first reporting gig. Ask them questions about what is going on.  Ask them how, what, when, where, who, and why questions.  Give a brief description (opinion) on how this event will be relevant in the future (today).  In other words how did this event affect us or shape us now! This video should last for 2 to 5 minutes.

b. Role Play: Act out part of the event in 2 to 5 minutes.  Your scene should answer the how, what, when, where, who, why questions, and answer how this event shaped or is relevant to us now you may want to dress up for the part to make it more believable.

Examples of what can be done:
1. Visitor talking to locals about the event.
2. Local politicians scheming.
3. Combatants squaring off against one another.

c. Family time: a parent recounts (tells a story about) the event that took place many years ago to his/her child/children.  The parent could have been at the event or could have been a story passed down for generations.  The story should answer the how, what, when, where, and who why questions; and what is the relevancy of the event to the future now.  The story should take 2 to 5 minutes to tell.

d. A teacher teaching his/her class about the event in students envision being at that invent while the teacher is instructing.  While teacher is instructing the classroom, the classroom turns into the place where the event took place.  The teacher explains using the how, what, when, where, who, why questions, and answers how this event shaped ors of relevant to us now.  Students should look bored until they are whipped into the event.  The skit should last to the 5 minutes.

6. Schedule time to use green screen studio.

7. Lights, camera, ACTION-shoot your skit.

8. Upload your video into the computer.

9. Magic Time:
a. Eliminate green screen,
b. put new background in,
c. and save skit.

10. Present this project to the class.

11. Complete evaluation on project.

Script Examples
Script 1 Star Wars
Script 2 The Princesses Bride
Helpful Resources
Green Screen Script Rubric
Green Screen Project Rubric
Green Screen Unit Survey
Green Screen Peer Evaluations
History Channel



Due Date














Script & Research


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Finish Editing


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