PBS News Hour and Meograph are hosting a year-in-review competition for teenage students. The contest asks students to create their 2013 Zeitgeists. Students will use Meograph to combine videos, images, sounds, and maps to tell the story of the year. The winning entry will be featured on the PBS News Hour website, be featured on the YouTube Education website, and will the creator of the winning entry will receive a Nexus 7 tablet.
PBS New Hour offers a complete project outline for teachers and students. Unfortunately, to use Meograph for this competition students will have to sign-in with a Twitter, Facebook, or Google account. That will be a limiting factor for some students.
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If the requirement to use Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ to enter this competition is a deterrent to you, you can still use the My Zeitgeist concept to have your students review 2013.