Time needed: 60 minutes
By 1916, suffragists had grown tired of waiting to gain voting rights, so they began to protest and picket in front of the White House. They wrote letters and made speeches arguing for the right to vote.
Watch some PSAs on YouTube to understand the format and how the creators built their stories. What do the PSAs have in common with each other in terms of structure?
Consider things that are happening in your town, school, or community. What do you think about the issue? What can you say that will persuade others that your view needs to be listened to?
Write the script for your PSA or vlog. If you have the ability to tape the PSA and edit the pieces together the way you would a movie, do that. If not, just be sure your script explains all the things someone filming your PSA would need to know. These include what the camera would be capturing, who would be speaking, what kind of emotion they would be showing, and what music might be playing in the background. You can also act out the PSA or vlog if you don’t have the ability to tape it.
Girl Scout Activity Zone activities have been adapted from existing Girl Scout programming.