In this lesson, students are introduced to the diverse methods of research required to create an informative documentary. Students use this knowledge to begin researching to identify and process evidence to support their thesis created in Lesson 2 "Take A Stand" as well as their counterarguments. Students also explore visual, sound, and story elements of documentary films.
This is the third of four lessons in the project based unit "Changing the World, One Documentary at a Time" where students learn about documentary while completing their own documentary production requiring students to present an argument, research, and a call to action. In this lesson, students are introduced to research techniques and review visual, sound, and story elements. Students conduct research for their own productions. Students begin to formulate how they desire to tell their story.