El Camino Real High School Business Technology Windows Movie Maker Class Approved Topics by Area of Interest Fall Semester 2006-2007 Mr. Berman Students are required to select one topic from each area. A planning storyboard is required prior to actual movie production. The teacher must approve the storyboard. Once approved, the movie‟s length must be between five (5) and seven (7) minutes, and an appropriate music score must be added to complete the project. World History: The Ancient Civilizations of the Tigres and Euphrates Valley The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire The Golden Age of Greece The Chinese Dynasties (Xia, Shang, Yin, Zhou, and Qin.) Select One Japanese Shogunates (Kamakura, Ashikaga, and Tokugawa) Select One The Edo Period in Japan The Moghul Emperors of India The Spanish Explorers (Coronado, Pizarro, Balboa, Cortez, Magellan, Columbus, De Soto, Vespucci, and Ponce de Leon) Select One The Arab/Israeli Conflict Since 1937 The Dawn of a New Age – The Renaissance The Medieval Crusades The Napoleonic Era The Russian Revolution U.S. History: The Making of a Country – The Revolutionary War The Constitution and the Bill of Rights Blue Versus Gray – The Civil War in America The Road West – The Indian Wars The Spanish American War The Industrial Revolution World War I The Roaring Twenties The Women‟s Suffrage Movement World War II in the Pacific World War II in Europe The Holocaust The Korean Conflict The Vietnam War 9/11…The Day the Earth Stood Still Approved Topics Windows Movie Maker Class p.2 Fine Arts and Applied Arts: The History of the Etruscan People and Ceramics China‟s “Stone of Heaven” – The History of Jade Tribal Arts of Africa The Aborigines of Australia and Their Art The History of Watercolor Painting Russian Art Including the Eggs of Peter Carl Faberge The Baroque Movement in Art – The People, The Techniques, and the Works The Contemporary Movement in Art – The People, The Techniques, and the Works The Renaissance Movement in Art – The People, The Techniques, and the Works The Impressionist Movement in Art, - The People, The Techniques, and the Works A History of the Louvre – Its Masterpieces and Significance to the Art Word Sculpture Through The Ages The Art of Origami – Its Past and Present Native American Indian Art and The Stories They Tell Through Kachinas Mathematics: Pathagoras…Is the Secret of the World Hidden In Numbers? The Origins of the Abacus and Its Use Throughout History The Puzzling World of Fibonacci Numbers In Nature The Use of Mathematics In Modern Navigation Euclid of Alexandria and “The Elements” – Implications For Western Mathematics Blaise Pascal and The Patterns Of The Triangle Dr. John Nash – Genius Or Nutcase? Las Vegas Odds – Good Bet Or Bad Bargain? Language Arts: The Life and Times of Mark Twain The Contributions of Women In Literature in the Twentieth Century (Caucasian, Hispanic, African-American, Asian) Select One The Romantic Period – A Chronology of Who, What, How, and Why The Evolution of Short Stories in American Literature Is Poetry a Lost Art in America? The Worldwide Web…Where Has It Come From and Where Is It Headed? If It Is „MySpace” Why Am I Sharing It With So Many Other People? The Life and Troubled Times of Edgar Allan Poe Approved Topics Windows Movie Maker Class p.3 Language Arts (con‟t): Who Is This Bloke Shakespeare and Why Should I Spend Even a Halfpenny To See A Show Of His? The Life and Works Of Jane Austin – A Non-Traditional Student Makes Good Science: Global Warming…Are You Getting Hot Under The Collar Yet? Energy Efficient Homes…A Retrospective and Prospective. Poor Pluto!…Big Guys Picking On Their Baby Brother? Did Henry Ford Really Do Us A Favor? The “Scopes” Trial…Monkey Business or Real Science? Coral Reefs…Simply Pretty Polyps or Life-Sustaining Ecosystem? Nuclear Energy…Is It The Bomb? Or, Is It “The Bomb”? Stem Cells…The Start of Life Or The Gift of Life? The Day New Orleans Drowned…Life During and After Katrina.
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