This project unit—a multimedia self-portrait published in digital form—is the capstone of your high school career. It is a chance for you to pause and reflect on where you've been, where you're going, and who you are as a person. Take this time to reflect on what you want others to know about you. Think about what you want your message to be and what types of media you might use to convey that message. You'll have the opportunity to express yourself in many different formats—through writing, of course, but also through other media of your choosing. You will be able to convey your message through visual art, photography, a graphic novel, audio, poetry, or video—practically any type of media you want!
Close reading of the unit texts will help you answer these Guiding Questions:
- How is late adolescence a moment of internal and external change?
- What are the most important qualities of your character—past, present, and future?
- How can you portray these key aspects of yourself using multimedia?
- What "Self" to Portray?
Lesson 1Viewing Change Through Five Lenses`
Lesson 2Choices of Potrayal`
Lesson 4Changes Portrayed In Fiction`
Lesson 5Summary Of Changes (Peer Review)`
Lesson 6Self-Portrait Qualities`
Lesson 7Chapter Planning`
- Artifacts of Change
Lesson 8Multimedia Memoirs`
Lesson 9Brainstorming Exercise`
Lesson 10Creating A Plan Calendar`
Lesson 11A Timeline Of Events`
Lesson 12Self-Potrait Written Chapter (Draft)`
Lesson 13Written Chapter Draft (Peer Review)`
Lesson 14Project Revision`
Lesson 15Types of Enhancements`
Lesson 16Writing An Effective Argument`
- Pulling It Together
Lesson 17Combining The Chapters Of Self-Potraits`
Lesson 18Project Planning Updates`
Lesson 19Project Group Discussion`
Lesson 20File Map Completion`
Lesson 21Project Publication Process`
Lesson 22Troubleshooting Publication Problems`
Lesson 23Final Project Review`
Lesson 24Project Wrap Up`
Lesson 25Anthology Peer Review`