Hill is an open-ended cooperative learning activity
that should take 1 - 2 weeks to complete. The process
is just as important as the end product. It is
recommended that intermediate goals (team
effectiveness, work ethic, research,
storyboarding...) are evaluated to keep the team on
track and on task.
.....Although what the
producer wants appears to be concrete, the solutions
will be varied since there are numerous locations and
presentation methods that
will fulfill the requirements.
.....To make your life
easier, the burden of proof should fall on the team.
They should submit the proper documentation in their
journals and/or in the print outs that they found
online to prove that they have an actual and viable
find. Make sure that they include all URL's so that
you can check them at random for authenticity. Use
the Producer's Needs as a
check-off list when determining completion of the
various parts. It is up to you to decide what you
want them to find on the list. There is plenty to
keep them busy.
.....Due to the
open-ended nature of this lesson, you can have the
entire class break off into teams where they can
compete for the job. You could also jigsaw it by
having groups do research on a specific area and then
have them present their findings to the entire class.
Their content and delivery will all be different as
well as entertaining.
.....You are the
Producer of this movie and you can change whatever
you want whenever you want, to keep them on their