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Animoto American History Project: Home

Animoto Example

Sample Animoto from Book Club

Music Samples to Download

Click on the link to listen.  Right click on the link to download (Save Link As).
New York Blues (1916)

Alexander's Ragtime Band (1911)
I Used To Love Her In The Moonlight (1920)


Dixieland (1920)

Take Me Out to the Ballgame (1908)

Because You're You (1906)

By the Sycamore Tree (1904)

Come Take a Trip in My Airship (1904)

Research and Writing

Research a topic below by clicking on the link to the database article:

Home Login and Password: montytech1

Write an Open Response based on the article.  In an Open Response, answer the question below and provide evidence from the reading that supports your answer (use organizer).

Question: Why did the topic of your article gain in popularity during the 1900s?

How to write your paragraph

  1. Read the article from the database.

  2. Take notes. This will allow you to decide which information will support the topic that you will be writing about.

  3. Write a sentence that draws the reader in. This helps the reader understand what they will be reading about.

  4. Add three to four sentences that support the topic that you are writing about. You must always remember that your reader may not have any knowledge about your topic and that you are the expert on that topic.

  5. Write a final sentence that is clear and allows you to end your paragraph without there being any additional questions. You don’t want to leave the reader confused.

  6. Always proofread or have someone else proofread your work before you pass it in. A second set of eyes may be helpful. They might notice something that you missed.

Copy the MLA style citation from the Database article and paste it under your response. Turn the document into Classroom.

Directions before starting the Animoto

You'll be using photographs and a song to create a video using Animoto.

First step: Search for pictures for one of the topics above.  Right click in Google and Save your Files App.

Second step: Pick a song from one of the songs in the box to the left. Right click and Save link your Files App.



  1. Go to and Get Started.
  2. Enter the email address and password provided to you.  Write your name on the slip of paper.
  3. Under Slideshow Video, click on Create.
  4. Choose a Video Style and Create Video.
  5. Add pics.  Select all on your Files App and upload.  Drag and drop to where you want them.
  6. Click on Change Song and select your downloaded song.
  7. Add text. 
  8. Your video can be up to 3:19 minutes long 


  • Your video must be at least 30 seconds long.  
  • You must include a Title Slide with your name and topic.  
  • You must also include slides that introduce the photos in your video.


Agenda for :

Tuesday,  November 15, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


Day 1 - Open Response


Step 1: Pick a topic.

Step 2: Find an article.

Step 3: Read the article and take notes.

Step 4: Write your open response and cite your material.


Day 2 - Animoto


Step 1: Log into the Animoto website ( found on google classroom).

Step 2: Create an account and login and create an Animoto based on the topic that you randomly drew yesterday.


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Jennifer Jourdain
Montachusett Regional Voc Tech School
1050 Westminster Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 345-9200 x5125