"The Soil Around Us" project introduces collaborative reading, writing and groupwork processes, such as brainstorming, labeling, mapping and storyboarding. Computer-based activities emphasize multimedia skills, such as creating and editing drawings, photos and text, and introduce basic Internet navigation skills. Click below to see the lesson plan for each of the eight sessions.
The "Our Neighborhood" project introduces kids to structured ways of thinking and expressing ideas about the people, places and things that matter most to them. The lessons build on the information and experiences that the children and the instructors already have about the culture around them. Click below to see the lesson plan for each of the eight sessions.
There's no better way to learn than by talking to people. Even if you're not a reporter, everyone needs good interviewing skills, whether it's to find the answer to a question or to get a job. Interviewing isn't something you can just rush into, however. Kids need preparation, practice and coaching.
Youth in the Phillips Community Television (PCTV) program created this Web site. The site provides information on the organization's programs, including video clips from "Our Turn," a cable tv show sharing young people's view on public issues in Minneapolis. PCTV, a media literacy education and audiovisual production organization, helps youth, ages 9 - 18 make their own television programs, magazines, photography exhibits and personal projects focusing on youth and community issues.