Simple, stick figure drawings accompanied by audio narration can be very powerful when they are used to tell a compelling story. The following video, “Children’s Rights,” was shared by one of my students this semester in “Technology 4 Teachers.” She described it by writing:
This educational video basically was a PSA (Public Service Announcement) that spoke up for children’s rights. This video was based off a true story of a little girl whose mother died, her brothers ran away, and her dad was an alcoholic. She was sent to live with her uncle, who made her work all day in a factory and then he sold her to a stranger who made her beg in the streets… ultimately she was used for sexual gratification and ended up infected with HIV. This was a very sad video… But we all need to be aware of these types of issues…
This is a disturbing video, but it addresses real, troubling issues… so it probably shouldn’t be anything BUT disturbing if it’s authentic and true to the topic. Child prostitution, AIDS/HIV, and child abuse are all real problems affecting REAL kids. This video can be used as an object lesson for many things. One of them is that you don’t need to use expensive, high-tech equipment or methods to communicate a story in a powerful way that people will remember.
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