AP THEME: Global Challenges
CONTEXT: Political Conflicts (Social Welfare)
Canal Encuentro, the first TV channel created by Argentina's Ministry of Education, creates and publishes a lot of really incredible videos on YouTube with the purpose of social education for educational use and general society. They had an illustrated documentary series about different Revolutions throughout the world, but it is no longer accessible through their channel (they have a new series about Dictatorships in Latin America as well as a new of for the Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity that look really amazing).
Using videos to create listening/viewing is essential for finding authentic resources, but also challenging when the video you find and develop resources for is removed or no longer accessible where you initially found it. To help alleviate this frustration, there is an extension called savefrom.net that will help you save videos that you are using to create interpretive listening or viewing assessments.
The Revoluciones videos are amazing, but challenging because they are truly authentic (created by Canal Encuentro). We created a formative assessment in EDpuzzle using the Revolución Boliviana 1952 video. Using Edpuzzle as the formative was great because the narrator in all of the videos is the same, so they are able to get used to his voice and the format of the videos before the summative. Students are able able to rewatch any part of the video as many times as they need to hear an answer. The summative uses the video for La Revolución de Guatemala. When we gave this assessment, we allowed students to view the video three times (the first time without the questions in front of them so they were actually viewing the video and the second/third time viewing with the questions). This is more of a listening assessment however, and on a couple questions students used what they saw in the video to answer a question, which does not correspond directly with what is said, nor what is asked (specifically question #4).
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