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Journalism

January 22-June 14, Period 4, 1220-1310 

Course Description:       

This course is designed as a way to introduce students to Journalism.  Students will learn and refine their writing and reading competencies through analyzing various news sources and producing their own new content. The course is designed to challenge students to continually hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities and understanding of the publication process. It also allows students to develop strategies to enable and direct their own learning, which is the ultimate goal of education.

 

Specifically, the course aims to develop knowledge and understanding of some of the following:

 

  • Ethics and Integrity
  • News Copy Writing
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design and Editing
  • Advertisement
  • Editorial and Opinion Writing

 

NEEDS AND RESOURCES

 

Required Materials:

To successfully complete this course, you will need :

  • Pencil
  • Notebook with notepaper

COURSE SCHEDULE:

  • Unit One: Ethics and Integrity
  • Unit Two: News Writing
  • Unit Three: Photography
  • Unit Four: Graphic Design and Editing
  • Unit Five: Advertisement
  • Unit Six: Editorial and Opinion Writing

 

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

General Rules:

 

Students cannot miss more than 15 classes per semester and receive credit for the course. 5 late arrivals/removals equal an absence.

Student Responsibilities:

 

  • Arrive to School/Class on time daily
  • Be prepared and ready to learn
  • Voice opinion in a respectful way
  • Strive for academic excellence
  • Take responsibility for your own actions

 

Schoolwide Expectations:

 

Our goal is for each student to identify his/her learning style; learn to effectively advocate for oneself; be respectful in communications and actions; acquire self-determination skills necessary to succeed; and to develop transition plans for life after high school.

 

  • Learning Style:

 

Learning style is developing an understanding of yourself and how you learn.

 

  • Self-Advocacy:

 

As a student, self-advocacy is communicating your needs so you can have control of your life.

 

  • Respect:

 

As a student, using social skills will allow you to respect yourself, your environment, and others.

 

  • Self-Determination:

 

Self-determination skills will allow you to manage and overcome obstacles in your life and to ultimately achieve success.

 

  • Transition:

 

Transition is learning to effectively manage change.

 

Grading Policies:

Each student is graded on participation and fulfillment of student responsibilities (5 pts per day) in addition to formative assessments (5-10 pts each), and summative assessments (10-20 pts each). Assignments turned in more than a week after returning from an absence will receive no credit.      

 

Grading Scale:

A+

97-100

B+

87-89

C+

77-79

D+

67-69

   

A

93-96

B

83-86

C

73-76

D

63-66

F

0-59

A-

90-92

B-

80-82

C-

70-72

D-

60-62

   

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Patrick Darley, LCS
  • (603) 727-4772 M-F 8am-4pm
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