Being 12 discussion

Background:
About the project – What’s the point? (start video at 1 min)
WNYC about page
12 Things to know about being 12 in New York City
Being 12 Online and on radio
Being 12 Tumblr
Being 12 YouTube
#being12 on Twitter

Homework:
-Watch Being 12: Intro
-Watch Being 12: If you give a 12-year-old a phone
-Watch Being 12: What romance is like in middle school
-Watch Being 12: On race

Discussion Questions:

Why is this a more interesting way to do “person on the street?”

What works about these videos?

What do you notice about the visuals?

What do you notice about the audio?

What question(s) do you find most interesting?

Which student(s) stands out to you? Why?

What techniques do you think the reporters may have used to conduct these interviews and get these kids to open up?

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