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Project 2 - Man vs. Nature

posted Sep 11, 2012, 6:00 PM by Michael Reilly   [ updated Sep 12, 2012, 4:30 AM ]
 Project 2 begins Sept. 12, and should be fun!

We will be incorporating writing skills from Language Arts, your Biology and/or Chemistry topics, and your own recipe of technologies to develop the topic of "Man vs. Nature".  You will also include PE topics -identify aspects of fitness (cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility).  Your ending product is your creation combining visual and audio techniques to demonstrate your view of the battle between the human race and nature. 

This can be a local, national or global perspective.  While you are learning Photoshop, you can incorporate the video skills you previously acquired, and you need to add an audio component.  Also, you will be learning how to use Google Sites as a team sharing tool, and will be graded on your record-keeping and collaboration.  In addition to your multimedia product, you will be making a "movie poster" to represent your concept.

Finally, we are looking for improved depth on the topics:  don't just cover the standards by stating them, we want to see you weave the standards into a story.  Always tell a story, with a beginning, middle and end.  This can be a photo essay, a video with soundtrack, a rap song about a local situation with pictures; the story is up to you, but tell a story.

Some of the major dates, other assignments will be required during the project:
  1. Photoshop initial assignments due, 9/12
  2. Assign groups and establish group website, 9/17 (website shared with teachers and others)
  3. 3-5 page narrative for LA, Due Friday, 9/21 (more details from Ms. Haddock)
  4. MIDI sample work due 9/24
  5. Project outline due 9/26
  6. Science Unit exams 9/28
  7. Photoshop poster due 10/3
  8. Final Projects due 10/5

AKS (Standards)

Language Arts
  • Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
  • Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation, establishing one or multiple point(s) of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters; create a smooth progression of experiences or events
  • Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters
  • Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole.
  • Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.
  • Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on what is experienced, observed, or resolved over the course of the narrative.
  •  Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.
  • Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.

  • Technology
    • use available graphics software programs (GPS, QCC) (GTDD_A2006-3)
    • create computer graphics (GPS, QCC) (GTDD_A2006-4)
    • demonstrate interactive media (GPS) (GTDD_C2006-14)
    • produce interactive media as a member of a development team (GPS) (GTDD_C2006-15)
    • communicate in a clear, concise and courteous manner (GPS) (GTDD_E2006-22)
    • identify problems, analyze alternative solutions and develop a plan of action (GPS) (GTDD_E2006-23)
    • use effective learning techniques to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills (GPS) (GTDD_E2006-24)
    • set goals and monitor progress toward meeting goals (QCC) (GTDD_E2006-25)
    • participate and interact as a team member and leader (GPS) (GTDD_E2006-26)
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