If you read the History Underground Storyline: Season 1 or History Underground Storyline: Season 2 version skip to the storyline videos below. In this season two colleagues lend their voice talents. Ms. McKoy takes on the roll of “Red” my tech expert and Ms. Ritchie becomes “Zelda”, my characters lost sister and the real villain of the next 3 seasons!
For the last 2 years my classes have been based around the theme The History Underground. I’ve written about the actual storyline here, Zelda Missions, and here, The One Where a Student Saved My Narrative. In fact, here is the opening image on my class website.
The major delivery of the narrative has been short (under 2 minute) videos (well, audio with images) that were interwoven through my flipped recordings within YouTube playlists. This was an engagement mechanic that helped to facilitate my QWIQR method.
A student accidentally called my standard-based video sets as seasons and I adopted the language. Each standard is a season and each set of videos was an episode. This means that Season 1 had 5 Episodes. Each episode was broken into smaller, theme based, 1-3 minute chunks that could be easily summarized. Every season opened with a narrative setup video and then the videos were intermixed every 4-6 minutes. Over the next few posts I will be sharing the audio (and maybe the script at some point). In this season you will notice that a few students loaned their voice acting talent!