This lesson engages students in creating a subject and thesis for their documentary productions. Students work in a collaborative environment to determine the focus of their documentary productions. Students are introduced to counterargument and begin to pose counterarguments for their productions. This is ideally the first step in documentary production.
This is the second 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 challenged with creating their own documentary focus(subject) and thesis in a collaborative environment with the help of their peers.