Objectives/Goals: Understanding what collective storytelling is and how to use it to portray a community

– Conversation of the readings (10 min)

– Watch this videos and websites during the class

Humans of new york
http://www.humansofnewyork.com
The IS collective
http://theiscollective.com/work/film
Sandy Storyline
www.sandystoryline.com
Gabriel Barcia_Colombo http://www.ted.com/talks/gabriel_barcia_colombo_capturing_memories_in_video_art#t-28716 http://www.gabebc.com
Something Happened Here
http://www.saisriskandarajah.com/shh/
Spencer Tunick
www.spencertunick.com
Facebook Stories
www.facebookstories.com

–Discussion of the videos during the class

-Understanding Mood Boards

Definition: an arrangement of images, materials, pieces of text, etc., intended to evoke or project a particular style or concept

Visual Mood Board for a future documentary film

http://goo.gl/jycUvr

http://goo.gl/dYNys7

http://goo.gl/M3gFHm

http://goo.gl/BEwTsb

Activities:

The students are going to do a physical and social research of the area. This could be made through photography, drawing or writing and tell a story using their research.

https://goo.gl/IybcS3

Reading: Telling Tails by Tim Obrian http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2009/08/telling-tails/307533/

Do historical research of Egleston Square either online or library

Assessments: Write the conclusion in the blog of what was their experience. Write the key points of what they observe, what type of community Egleston Square has, what type of stores.

Write a story no longer than 25 words. Be prepared to read a story in class

Example: http://www.npr.org/2010/11/13/131276783/-hint-fiction-celebrates-the-extremely-short-story

Differentiation: The students will be divided in groups during their time in Egleston Square.