Course Description:

            This course in Michigan History will focus on the influential events, people, and resources that have shaped the state of Michigan.  Students will learn from a variety of primary sources and documents, which include, but are not limited to: novels, biographies, journals, interviews, and government documents.  Students will also be required to conduct research of these and other primary documents in order to create such things as: case studies, portfolios, debates, maps and graphs, timelines, brochures, profiles and projects.

Textbook:

            Forging the Peninsulas:  written by David McConnell; 2008

Media Production

1 credit 2 terms Grades: 10, 11, 12

Career Pathways: 1, 2, 3 Prerequisite: Intro to Comp

This course will be divided into two distinct sections. In Term A students will learn graphic design elements and how to create and print electronic publications. Students will learn how to create web pages and web sites using Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML). Students will complete learning assignments and complete projects to be posted on the web. Students will also use a HTML editor. In addition, students will learn how to manipulate photographs and pictures using an image editor. In Term B students will learn to add interactivity and motion to web pages using a multimedia authoring program and then capture images and video using scanners, digital cameras, and DV camcorders. Students will edit images and video using a non-linear editing program.

Course Objective: Students will improve reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills while learning to identify and comprehend literary genres and elements. Nurturing a genuine interest in literature and personal expression will enable the student to view the English language as an instrument of communication and reflection. Students are expected to achieve a level of competency in areas of study enabling movement to the next course level, as well as, an understanding of the role and importance of these skills in society.