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Human Trafficking Project

posted Oct 24, 2013, 1:28 PM by   [ updated Dec 4, 2013, 8:24 AM ]

Exemplary Videos

All past videos can be found below:

Project Topics

In order to spread awareness about this international problem, we will be creating videos discussing specific topics in human trafficking.  A specific topic covers:
  • A specific type of human trafficking, such as forced labor, sex trafficking, organ trafficking, debt bondage, or child labor
  • A specific group of people who are regular victims of human trafficking, such as the rural poor in China or inner-city teenage girls in the U.S.
  • A specific industry in which human trafficking is rampant, such as precious metals or electronics manufacturing
  • A specific place where trafficking is occurring, such as California, China, or another part of the world.
  • A specific company that is benefitting from using human trafficking.


Your video must include the following:

  • Minimum 5-10 facts about your topic
  • Minimum 5 sources
  • 2-4 minutes in length
  • Draw a connection from victims to your audience
  • Emotional appeal
  • A call to action - something your viewers can do to help in the fight against human trafficking
Due Dates:
  • Script First Draft: Wednesday, November 13th, 6PM
  • Script Final Draft (including media): 
  • Video Complete: 

Research Resources

Submit your Topic

2014 Human Trafficking Topic


Each student will create a Google Doc containing their research and video script, and shared with Mr. Dreyfus.  The title of this document should be:

Student# - Topic title
ex: 801 - Child Labor in India

While researching, you should formatting your document in this way:
Site Title (bold)
URL (linked)
research notes

This is an example of a well-organized research document:

800 Slavery in Bosnia

Grading Rubric

Creating Your Video

Edited Monologue & Cards and Music

  • Create your presentation in Google Docs, PowerPoint, Keynote, Haiku Deck, or any other app you want.  Make sure your slideshow is set to a 16:9 aspect ratio, otherwise your video will look squished at the end.
  • Be sure to use only Public Domain or Creative Commons images (Haiku Deck will find only CC images)
  • Export your slideshow to images for use in your video.
  • Arrange timings and transitions
The simplest way to add music to your video is to upload it using the Youtube Capture app, and then select Add Music. This will let you choose from Youtube's library of soundtracks. This will put audio behind your entire video. If you want more control, you will need to download the music separately. See Media for Projects for more info.

Uploading to Youtube

  • In iMovie, go to the Menu and select Share --> Youtube
  • Username is
  • Category is Nonprofits and Activism
  • Title is your number and then the title of your video
  • Description should list links to all your resources
    • Sources:
    • Images:
    • Music::
    • Action links (organizations that viewers should support)  ***For bonus points, include your Action Links as Overlays on your video. 
  • Tags are anything that describes your project, separated by commas
  • Size is largest available, up to 720p
  • Make the movie "personal" or "private"

Exemplary Video Description