YEARBOOK - B: Telling A Story
Course Description: At the heart of creating a yearbook is capturing memories and telling a story that lasts a lifetime. The better we tell the story, the more we will look back on those memories with awe and gratitude for every moment that God has granted us. The students will use visual storytelling and photojournalism to bring those moments to life every time the yearbook is opened by learning to identify, capture, and organize photos in a way that bring emotion to life in the stories they tell.
Some of the skills students will learn and use to accomplish that goal are choosing a theme, page design and layout, photo editing, photojournalism, visual storytelling, marketing, and fundraising. Additionally, they will practice essential life skills such as organization, teamwork, communication, and time management by working in teams, communicating with peers and adult leaders, and meeting deadlines to ensure on time delivery of the yearbooks.
As mentioned above two of the skills that will be learned is marketing and fundraising. There will be one or more marketing events for the students to plan and coordinate that will allow them to help families purchase their yearbooks. During these full day events’ the student’s will be able to showcase many of their learned skills by answering questions and demonstrating the different design tools available for custom pages. These events will include fundraising to aid them in hosting the yearbook signing party that will take place at the end of the year.
In addition to all the hands on fun the students will enjoy on campus they will also get to enjoy off campus fun by participating in the two to three fieldtrips that are planned during the year (will be based on the reopening of businesses). It is my desire to have an age appropriate visual storytelling or photojournalism field trip, destination not yet known, during the first semester. The other two field trips will be at a place chosen by the class for lunch or a treat once the yearbook is set to print. During these trips we will search for ways to capture and tell the stories around us. The cost of these trips is included in the class fee, but transportation may not be provided.
OUT OF CLASS ACTIVITIES
Yearbook B is for students that will be enrolling in the course on Thursdays only. Students that want to enroll in yearbook B will only be expected to participate in chosen and assigned out of class activities such as photo opportunities and marketing events that take place on Thursdays. This means yearbook will not interfere with any other course your student is enrolled in. However, anytime the student is on campus and not in a class they will engage in their out of class activities such as taking pictures of other classes, marketing events, student/teacher surveys etc. These activities are vital to creating a memorable yearbook so the more engaging the students can be the better. With that said, students are welcome and encouraged to participate in all yearbook activities, M & Th, regardless of the day they are enrolled.
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Quality camera/smart phone – The student must be familiar with their camera.
Instructional materials will be provided.
Homework: 1-3 hours per week - will vary throughout the year and depend on each student.