How do you learn outside of the classroom? For Black History Month, Student Reporting Labs wants to hear from you about the ways you explore history on your own!
“History” is a school subject. It’s also anything you find interesting and worth knowing about in the past.
Tell a story about something specific you learned about Black history outside of school. What was it? Where did you learn the information (ie TikTok, a friend or family member) and how did this information change your perspective?
Why is it important for other people to know about it? What does Black history mean to you? Who are the Black Americans who inspire you?
Tell a story about something specific you learned about Black history outside of school.
Some ideas to think about:
DEADLINE: February 7, 2023
Film horizontally. Check out SRL’s tutorial on how to record a video diary. Practice before you record, speak from the heart (don’t read from a script!), and remember to share what it means to you personally to learn new information, and how you found it!
Journalism is the activity of gathering, assessing, creating, and presenting news and information.
A group of people who live in the same area (such as a city, town, or neighborhood). It can also be a group of people who have the same interests, religion, race, etc.
The condition of having or being composed of differing elements. Especially in the context of the inclusion of people of different races, cultures, etc. in a group or organization
The act or practice of including and accommodating people who have historically been excluded (as because of their race, gender, sexuality, or ability)
People are interested in other people. Everyone has something to celebrate and something to complain about. We like unusual stories of people who accomplish amazing feats or handle a life crisis because we can identify with them.
People are attracted to information that helps them make good decisions. If you like music, you find musician interviews relevant. If you’re looking for a job, the business news is relevant. We need to depend on relevant information that helps us make decisions.
In news, it’s a story’s point or theme. It's the lens through which the producer or writer filters the information they have gathered and focuses it to make it meaningful to viewers or readers.
A conversation between two or more people where the purpose is to gather information and facts. The interviewer asks questions and the interviewee provides information based on their knowledge about a specific topic or issue.
An account of past or current events. In journalism, stories are presented with a combination of people, facts, and typically includes a beginning, middle and end.
A person or other physical being in a narrative. Stories are made up of different characters who provide information and help shape the narrative with their knowledge, experience and perspective.
The term “empathy” is used to describe a wide range of experiences. A generally definition is the ability to sense other people’s emotions, coupled with the ability to imagine what someone else might be thinking or feeling. In media-making, creators can have empathy for their subjects and the audience can empathize with the characters.
A desire to learn and know about something or anything.
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