Sportscasting History (H)

$15.00

Imagine being a sportscaster, reporting live, based on images being streamed to you from a GoPro camera on Paul Revere’s hat? Fun, right? In this Challenge, your team must pick a key moment in history and create a verbal, play-by-play account of the action, with a broadcaster and color commentator.

Description

Imagine being a sportscaster, reporting live, based on images being streamed to you from a GoPro camera on Paul Revere’s hat? Fun, right? What if you were there in 1521 in what is now Germany as Martin Luther confronted the Roman Catholic Church about his ‘reformed’ views of the Church? Or a sportscasting fly-on- the-wall as Jefferson negotiated the Louisiana Purchase? How about at the Soviet dacha in 1991 preparing to sign the Belavezha Accords, dissolving the Soviet Union?

In this Challenge, your team must pick a key moment in history – one which did not happen in public, like the landing on the moon in 1969 — and create a verbal, play-by-play account of the action, with a broadcaster and color commentator. The final deliverable should include the use of still photos, drawings and/or actual footage (historical recreations, if desired), intercut with shots of the sportscasters.