Resources for Creation of a PSA

What is my place in the world? What do I stand for?

Elements of an Effective PSA

  • Persuasive
  • Express a point of view
  • Call to action factor
  • Tone
  • Pictures
  • Music
  • Text

Considerations for Your PSA

  • Who is your targeted audience?
  • What persuasive techniques would work for your targeted audience?
  • Will your PSA have music? Acting? Text?

Tools for Creating a PSA

Pre-Production (Before Lab)

  • Storyboard/Outline
  • Music saved to student drive/jumpdrive
  • Pictures saved to student drive/jumpdrive
  • Cited sources for pictures and music

Production Time!

  • 3 days in computer lab
  • Create, edit, finalize PSA
  • Save PSA to homework drive


6.13.A explain messages conveyed in various forms of media

Fig. 19.E summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize texts in ways that maintain meaning and logical order within a text and across texts

6.13.B recognize how various techniques influence viewers’ emotion