Project: Applied Communications Documentary of Occupations

Teacher: Nancy Kelley
School: Topeka High School
Location: Topeka , Kansas USA
Start Date: 03/23/2009
End Date: 05/04/2009
Project Plan
Unique Requests of
Participating Mentors:

Be willing to share personal stories of their own ancestry and be able to encourage students to share their family stories. Also be ready to critique and review project outcomes.


Students will creat and produce for oral presentation a documentary that describes the occupations of their ancestors.


Number 1: Working in groups 2. Presentation experince 3. Extending communication skills beyond the classroom 4. Understanding how communication works in the work environment



Grade Level:


Content Area:

Applied communications

Student Outcomes:

Presentation of an oral documentary. Increased reseach skills practice in visual presentation skills

Evaluation of
Student Outcomes:

peer evauluation with a rubric mentor feedback evening presentation outside of class with public response.

Teacher Role:

Organize students for preperation in the task. Present a clear work schedule to students and mentors Encourge students to stay on task while being creative in their outcomes.

Mentor Role:

research critiquing, motivation, providing authentic experinces