Meridian Stories: 2012-2013 Registration
Published:August 22, 2012
The following message is being sent on behalf of Brett Pierce, Founder of Meridian Stories. Brett can be reached with questions by emailing him at email@example.com
Meridian Stories is a series of digital storytelling competitions for schools in the US. Each competition challenges teams of students to create short-form stories using images, words, video and music. The goal is to help teachers creatively engage students with the curriculum through competitive /collaborative storytelling that capitalizes on the technological and co-creative tools of this generation’s culture.
Over three hundred students from thirteen Middle and High Schools in Maine competed in the pilot year (2011-2012) of Meridian Stories. Over sixty digital productions were designed, produced, scored and commented upon. View some of the submissions on their website
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The MLTI Team
Hello and welcome to a new year of Meridian Stories.
For the 2012 – 2013 School year we are presenting Challenges in Math, Science, Language Arts and History. Here are a few teasers for the upcoming year.
- Mathematics: The number pi (π) has agreed to be interviewed for the first time ever. It is up to your group to conduct an engaging, informative interview with pi about its history, its identity as a number, and its applications and appearances in the real world/nature.
- Science: Breaking news on the radio – there has been a major disruption in one of Earth’s ecosystems, completely altering it. Make a 3-5 minute radio drama about the physical or biological effects of this disruption.
- Language Arts: Read the following passage from Edgar Allen Poe. Using at least two select elements from this passage – i.e. character, props, tone, setting, dialogue: create your own 2 -3 minute original horror scene.
- History: Create a movie trailer about a courtroom drama that is based on a seminal US Supreme court case in the 20th or 21st century.
Registration opened on August 15th. For more information, please visit Meridian Stories Website - where there are summaries of all twenty challenges. Please share this email with any colleagues that you think may be interested in learning about Meridian Stories. We had a very successful pilot year last year and hope to expand in this upcoming year.
Any questions? Please write me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org