Instructor: Amy Hargrave
School: Jefferson
School year: 2008-09
Course number: 19050
Course title: Yearbook
Subject: Mass Communication
Grade level(s): 11, 12
Credits: 1
Course description:
Following a long Jefferson tradition students work as a team to create a yearbook. Students learn to take and edit digital photos as well as design yearbook pages. Students work in a various yearbook staff positions making deadlines, fund raising and business management.
Prerequisites:
none
Priority standards:
Schedule of topics/units covered:
ART HISTORY
• Contemporary Photographers
• 100 years of Jefferson Yearbook Design
• Guest artists
ART PRODUCTION
• Introduction to SLR Digital Camera- editing photographs- software covered Iphoto, Creative Suites including Photoshop
• Students will look at texture, light, contrast, detail and movement through photography.
• Josten’s on line Yearbook program
ART CRITISIM AND PHOTOJOURNALISM WRITING AND THINKING ABOUT PEOPLE AND EVENTS
• Review the Principles of Design
• Learn to work as a team member in a Yearbook Staff Position
• Write and prepare thoughtful interviews, reports and stories
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
• Help with fundraising and advertising for the yearbook
Academic vocabulary:
District adopted materials:
Supplemental resources:
Josten's on-line yearbook program.
Differentiation/accessibility strategies and support (TAG, ELL, SpEd, other):
All students will be expected to complete the "core" curriculum. Highly-abled students will be expected to complete independent projects in their extra time. Teacher will work with individual students to support student success and differentiate individual assignments to meet the needs of every student.
Final proficiencies:
Through teamwork students will produce a yearbook for Jefferson High School and the Young Men's Academy that reflects student interest and records school events. Students will be expected to master a final and mid term exam on learned art concepts and vocabulary.
Career-related learning experiences (CRLEs):
  • Field trips
  • Guest speakers
  • School-based business
Essential skills to be taught:
  • Read and comprehend
  • Write clearly and accurately
  • Listen actively and speak clearly
  • Apply mathematics
  • Think critically
  • Personal management and teamwork
  • Use technology
  • Civic and Community Engagement
  • Global Literacy
Essential skills to be assessed:
  • Read and comprehend
  • Write clearly and accurately
  • Listen actively and speak clearly
  • Apply mathematics
  • Think critically
  • Personal management and teamwork
  • Use technology
  • Civic and Community Engagement
Assessment/evaluation/grading policy:
The standard grading scale will be used.
90-100%-A
80-89%-B
70-79%-C
60-69%-D
Behavioral expectations:
1. Come to class on time and prepared with a pencil and binder.
2. No food or drink is allowed in the art room except for water.
3. No cell phones.
4. Treat me, your fellow students and any visitors with respect at all times.
5. Follow Jefferson High School Behavior Guidelines for Students, attendance policies, and procedures particular to the Art Studio. Disruptive behavior will result in a verbal warning, hallway conference between the student and teacher, call home, after school cleaning duty in the Art Studio, conference including parent, teacher, student, counselor and/or Dean, request for administrative action. I will also call or write home at my discretion, about behavior attendance and or performance
Safety issues and requirements:
Follow teacher instruction regarding safety issues for individual projects.

Approved by Margaret Calvert on 9/15/2008.