tv studio ideas

Social Studies: 

Civic Documentaries. • Focus on a past event and ask the children to produce a short documentary. • Current Events/Social Questions. • Video reenactment of historical events, time periods. • Video speeches or law interpretations, etc. • Video debates. • Biographies of historical figures. • Create a TV election ad Social Studies • Travel Channel • Game Show  


English/Language Arts: 

Visual interpretation of a poem or other literary work • Students write their own story and then produce it. • Reenactment of a classic literary work. • “How” to Video. • Improve speaking and performance skills, help with learning English. • Book Commercial – Students create a video persuading the class to buy and read a specific book the student has read.  



Video science processes in nature such as the growth of a plant, birth of small animals, hatching of chicks. • Video science data to show the evidence of change over time. • Create a video about a specific lesson such as air and weather. • Video a Lab. Record events under the microscope. • Students design, carry-out experiments on camera to solve a problem or demonstrate a known phenomenon such as gravity 



Have students create videos that teach a concept or how to solve a problem. • Collect data from sports and other real world activities to learn mathematics. • Explain a formula.  


Foreign Language: 

Create an ad or commercial in another language. • Create a newscast in another language.  



Biography of a famous Artist . • Reenactment of the artist. • Report on an artistic style • Portfolio of work. • Art Sale Video  


Physical Education/Health: 

Students create “how to” videos to demonstrate a technique. • Explain rules of sport. • Video Biography on favorite sport team or sports star. • Sports Cast • Video to show importance of eating well and exercising.  



Streaming performance videos and original music compositions for publication on the school's Web site. • Classical music video • Proper fingering techniques • Performance critique 


Reference: Tech Learning. (2009). Engaging Students in Video Production and Movie Making in the classroom. Retrieved from