This is the "Home" page of the "PSAs for 6th Grade" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content

PSAs for 6th Grade  

Everything you need to research for your PSA topic
Last Updated: Mar 25, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

Home Print Page

Using Windows Moviemaker

Click on the link above to watch Movie Maker Live Tutorial!


Public Service Announcement Project

You will be researching a current topic and creating a Public Service Announcement about it.  The purpose of a PSA is to raise awareness about an issue and persuade your audience to take action. You must research your topic thoughtfully and try to answer all of your questions.  Most importantly, you will try to come up with a solution to your problem.  Once you are ready you will create the final product - a PSA.

Calendar of Events

Monday, March 28th Introduction to PSA Project
Wed & Thu, March 30th & 31st WISE and Database in the library
Friday, April 1st Work Day using databases
Monday, April 4th WISE and Internet in the library
Tues - Thu, April 5th - 7th Work days using resources
Friday, April 8th

Pics and Music in the library

Mon, April 11th - Thu, April 14th Work days using resources
Friday, April 15th  Movie Maker Training
Mon, April 18th - Tues, April 26th Work days creating PSAs
Tuesday, April 26th  PSAs DUE TODAY!
Thursday, May 12th 

PSA Watch Party!

Note: If you need extra time, you need to come in before school, after school, or during guided study. The library is open daily from 7:30 to 3:30. We may be open until 4:00pm but that will depend on staff and activities going on in the library.


Learning Targets

Library Standards:

  • I can access information effectively and efficiently.
  • I can distinguish between fact and opionion.
  • I can use an appropriate graphic organizer to arrange and manage gathered information.
  • I can understand the intended audience and the time allotted impact the product and presentation of information.
  • I can cite information from a variety of sources including print and non-print sources.
  • I can create a PSA using Movie Maker to culminate the project.

ELA Standards:

  • I can write effectively for a vareity of audiences, purposes, and contexts.
  • I can write a persuasive piece of writing.
  • I can use effective research practices.
  • I can express information in my own words.
  • I can cite references for all information used.

Citation Machine


Remember - Many of your databases and the card catalog will cite your sources for you!  

Databases for PSAs

Click the magic button above that takes you to the databases!

Web 2.0 Tools for Music and Photos

Push this button above to go to the Photo/Music links for your PSA!

Fair Use Statement

All movies should include the following statement about copyright:

This presentation contains copyrighted material used under the educational fair use exemption to U.S. Copyright law.


Books for Checkout in the HMS Library

Cover Art
50 Facts That Should Change the World - Robert Pejo (Directed By); Jessica Williams
ISBN: 0972952969
Publication Date: 2004-09-01
Available in your HMS library.

Cover Art
Notes from My Travels - Angelina Jolie
ISBN: 9780743470230
Publication Date: 2003-10-28
Available in your HMS Library.

Cover Art
A Long Walk to Water - Linda Sue Park
ISBN: 9780547251271
Publication Date: 2010-11-15
Available in your HMS Library.

Cover Art
Not a Drop to Drink - Michael Burgan
ISBN: 9781426303609
Publication Date: 2008-10-14
Available in your HMS Library.

Cover Art
First Kill Your Family - Peter Eichstaedt
ISBN: 9781556527999
Publication Date: 2009-02-01
Available in your HMS Library.


Loading  Loading...