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Use this guide for the semester 1 final assessment.

Assignment Info

Topic Choices:

  1. Urbanization

  2. Building Dams

  3. Dissemination of invasive species

  4. Deforestation

  5. Overhunting/Poaching

  6. Drilling/Mining for natural gas, oil, and coal

  7. Use and burning of natural gas, oil, and coal

  8. Increased use of nuclear energy

  9. Monoculture/ Non-organic Farming Techniques

  10. Consumption of meat

  11. Overfishing

  12. Solid and hazardous waste disposal

  13. Use of plastic

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Library Books

The library has a good collection of books on environmental issues. Stop in and take a look at the environment section!

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Some Example PSAs


We now use Google SSO (single sign on). Use your ASD email address to log in to your account.

Helpful Websites

Creating Your PSA

The library has video cameras, tripods, iPads, iPods, and Go Pro cameras that you can check out on a day-by-day basis.

Your laptop has Adobe Premier installed, which would be a great editing tool for you to use. If you've never used it before, here's a tutorial video that might help:

How to Create a PSA

This quick video from the Girl Scouts of the Texas and Oklahoma Plains gives advice on a process you might follow.

Here's some good advice from SAMHSA:

  1. Identify your topic.
  2. Research the topic. Make sure that any data or claims you plan to include in the PSA are backed by research and evidence. 
  3. Identify your audience. Clarify who the PSA’s main message is for
  4. Create an outline. Write down the major points you want to convey in the PSA, and start to structure the flow of the video. Also, decide an appropriate length for the PSA. Typically, they are 30 or 60 seconds in length. 
  5. Write a script. Write the narration and/or dialogue for the PSA. Use simple, conversational language. Keep your sentences concise and to-the-point. Read your script aloud slowly and time its length to make sure you’re on target. It also may be helpful to create a script with two columns: one for the video’s audio content, and one to describe visuals that accompany the audio. If your PSA doesn’t 1 have any talking, you’ll still want to write out any text that appears on screen and create storyboards to organize the flow of text and images. 
  6. Film and produce the video.