Interdisciplinary Civic Action Projects on Hermosa Oil Drilling

Student-created infographic urging voters to vote No on Measure O, March 3rd
Student-created infographic urging voters to vote No on Measure O, March 3rd

Every year after winter break, all regular classes are suspended at Environmental Charter High School for grade-level interdisciplinary projects: this month of calculated chaos is called Intersession.

Teachers in each grade craft a project that will address an Essential Question and incorporate hands-on applications of all disciplines. For example, in 9th grade, students work in teams to design and build a sustainable community, asking: What is the relationship between community and quality of life? Local community members and elected officials will be judging their proposals at the final Community Forum. The 12th grade is addressing the question: Why does my community need me?

Beware of the Whispering Campaign
We decided to focus on the upcoming March 3rd vote on whether Hermosa Beach should lift the city’s moratorium on oil drilling. I stepped into the team to support students in creating public service announcements and infographics on their position on the issue. Here is some of the great media they created using easel.ly, piktochart, Moovly, WeVideo and iMovie!
Animated Video Infographics (Moovly)
E&B. Dirty Money We Don’t Need: http://youtu.be/p-LMopLmIXg
Let’s Reach to Save the Beach: http://youtu.be/AneVYejTHe4
When Time is Money: http://youtu.be/Rsz2i2ekytQ
Don’t Let Oil Spoil the Soil: http://youtu.be/bbvssAj0NoY
Public Service Announcements (WeVideo, Windows Media Maker, iMovie)
No on O Background Info: http://youtu.be/XoNkzughj3I
Oil Drilling in Hermosa: http://youtu.be/65GJcxQlaeA
Hermosa Before…And After: http://youtu.be/_gPx75m9DY8
Oil Drilling, More Like Oil Killing: http://youtu.be/ENCFUnd0DcQ
Keep Hermosa, Hermosa: http://youtu.be/7c4NzZmpBr4
Vote No on Measure O: http://youtu.be/JOihjww5VSM
Stop Hermosa Beach Drilling Project: http://youtu.be/geAn7T_Jais
Oil Ain’t Slick: http://youtu.be/OtACyAoakCI
Infographics (easel.ly, piktochart)
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Don't Spill Oil, Spill the Truth created on easel.ly
Don’t Spill Oil, Spill the Truth created on easel.ly

They’ll be presenting their work at the ECHS Community Forum on Friday, Feb 6 — come see what they have done!

Intersession-Invite-2015

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