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Analyze a Video

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Meet the video.

Video camera

  • What do you see in the video? Circle all that apply.
    People Activities Places
  • Is there a title?
  • If so, what does the title tell you about the video?

Observe its parts.

  • Who do you see in the video?
  • What activities do you see happening in the video?
  • What places do you see in the video?
  • Write two words that describe this video.

Try to make sense of it.

  • Who do you think made this video?
  • Who do you think was supposed to see the video?
  • When is this video from?
  • What is the main idea of the video? List two things (people, activities, or places) from the video that support the main idea.

Use it as historical evidence.

  • Where do you think you could find out more information about the people, activities or places from this video?

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