In the framework of the Roots project, students choose a family member or a Jewish person, and use modern technologies to create a film presenting the story of that person. Organizing this project, from identifying the person, collecting photographs, making video footages, writing the script, putting together the film - is entirely the responsibility of the students, with the help of the teacher who guides them through the whole process.
The project is done by a group of 6 students for Spanish elective class where the students first watched Kalef movie by Centropa then based on the movie, created their own movies interviewing 3 members of the Turkish - Jewish community.
You can find the detailed planning of the 6 week lesson plan attached (in Spanish and English). the short movie making process is also attached with questions subjects.
This is a project that combines a variety of skills and tools with modern technology to create films similar to those produced by Centropa.
Students produce digital stories, using narratives they create or real life narratives of relatives or friends. They will produce the various parts of the film as they go, adding their own narrations at the end.
Find the lesson plan here: Digital Story Telling
This lesson plan outlines a project, in which students were asked to make a short Centropa-style documentary about a topic that had to be omitted from class due to time constraints. The students were also given the option of doing a PowerPoint if they chose (to give them an out if they had insurmountable technical difficulties or were not comfortable enough with the medium).