Assignment: Teaching 21st Century communication Skills

Created by

Katherine Savercool


Home education


To have the students create a short 30-45sec clip advertising either a product or a favorite TV show.

Suggested techniques

Students would work in pairs to create short advertisements or trailers, with specific emphasis on using camera technique to tell an effective story.

Student benefits

Since the students method of communication is primarily visual it will give them greater understanding of the techniques used by advertisers to manipulate their audience.


  • Ages 11-15
  • Computers