Aug 24, 2020

Historize This!

  • Jemimah Holland-Wang
  • Remote
Multiple Volunteering/Community Service/Social Entreprenuership Club or Organization Skill Building Other

Description

Are you interested in History? Social Justice? Digital Art? Computer Science?

Hi, I am Jemimah. I am a rising junior with a passion for these four topics. Historize This! is a free interactive learning website with a primary aim to discuss history issues that impact society. History is always happening and changing, so understanding issues being faced today is vital. 

In Historize This!, there will be multiple ways for users to learn and interact with the materials.  The central idea to teach others is through short (2-10 minutes) animated videos. After the lessons, there will be small quizzes where the learner can gain points when choosing the correct answer. The points earned can be exchanged for rewards inside the website. This system is similar to Duolingo, Khan Academy, and other well-known video games. Besides the lessons, there will be a forum section where users can discuss various topics together and connect with others. Also, there will be a blog section where people on the team can write articles on diverse subjects as an alternate way to teach others.

While creating the website, writers and designers can create small Instagram posts to market the website and preview what to expect of its launch.

Available team positions and responsibilities: 

  1. Developer team: Coding the website. This might take more time than the other groups.
  2. Social Media/Outreach team: Creating 2+ pictures to post on Instagram with info, visual images, statistics, etc. about a topic. Also responsible for reaching out to other organizations to collaborate.
  3. Designing team: Come up with website layout ideas.
  4. Writing team: Draft scripts for the lesson videos and peer review other scripts. Videos should be 2-10 minutes long.

If interested, please fill out this Google Form: https://forms.gle/JBCGX6DoVRaf76ic7

Type of Opportunity

Capstone Project

Age Range

12+

Competitiveness

Moderate

Participation Cost

None!

Minimum Technical Skill Needed

Developer/Coder:

  • Sufficient programming and coding knowledge
    • Coding language is TBD

Designer:

  • Have a passion for designing.
  • Artistic, creative

Writer:

  • Have a passion for writing
  • Proficient writing and English language skills

Social Media/Outreach:

  • Able to access a designing app (ex. Canva, Photoshop etc.)
  • Outgoing, kind, communicative, organized

Applies to All Groups:

  • Able to meet realistic deadlines

Time Commitment

Instagram account launch: ASAP

Website launch: 9 months - 1 year

Weekly Commitment: Rough estimate for # of hours per week for each group:

  • Developers: 3-5 hours a week.
  • Designers: 2 hours a week.
  • Writers: 2 hours a week OR 1-2 script a week.
  • Social Media: 2 hours a week OR 1-2 posts a week.

!! The # of hours per week differs for each group AND amount of experience with a given task !!

Application Deadline

September 20, 2020