Video Project

Here's a chance to teach what you learned about Freakonomics in a creative and engaging way. With a partner or individually, you will create a 3-4 minute video that explains/answers a question posed by one of the chapters in Freakonomics.


  1. Create a storyboard using this storyboard template to outline the organization of your video – print multiple copies if you need to be more detailed
  2. Take pictures or video, and gather high-quality images from the internet
  3. Write a voice-over script to follow your storyboard
  4. Use Movie Maker (click here to download) to compile your images and video
  5. Record your voice-over to be inserted into the video

Requirements and Parameters

  1. Use school-appropriate images
  2. Include a production page – create a "Movie Production" logo to insert into this page
  3. Include a title page with the title of the video
  4. Use school-appripriate music
  5. Include a credits page

Chapters and Topics to Explore

  1. What do Schoolteachers and Sumo Wrestlers have in Common?
  2. How is the Ku Klux Klan Like a Group of Real-Estate Agents?
  3. Why do Drug Dealers Still Live with Their Moms?
  4. Where have All the Criminals Gone?
  5. What Makes a Perfect Parent?
  6. Perfect Parenting, Part II; or: Would a Roshanda by Any Other Name Smell as Sweet?
  7. Incevtives Matter
  8. Causality vs Corretlation