Documentary History Project for Youth

Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Project Description: 

The Documentary History Project for Youth is an after-school, weekend, and summertime production workshop for middle and high school students. Up to 12 young people explore an aspect of the political, social, or cultural history of Philadelphia by creating short video documentaries, audio works or websites. Students gain solid skills in media production - including planning, scripting, camera and sound recording, editing, and exposure to varied media production softwares. The Documentary History Project for Youth program also helps young people learn about the process of studying and presenting history, teaching the skills of archive research, field interviews, data collection and analysis, constructing narratives, and fact checking.