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Student Outcomes and Learning Standards

Project Based Learning

Our curriculum puts the students in control as they complete hands on projects designed to ensure growth and understanding of the filmmaking process.

Foundational knowledge 

  • Students will identify the major new rules & choices for producing integrated media messages in the internet environment.  
  • Students will connect their field-based experiences with appropriate archival sources.
  • Students will identify and explain the major traditions of documentary studies for the past 100 years.

Application and Integrative learning 

  • Students will produce strategic messages that incorporate writing, still images, video, narration and music in ways that satisfactorily meet the 8 quality standards. 
  • Students will become proficient in one or more of the following documentary areas: photography, film, audio/radio, and oral history/narrative writing.
  • Using their chosen documentary style, students will produce professional-quality documentary work, including a final project with a public presentation/premiere.

Human dimension and caring 

  • Students will demonstrate appreciation of peer work.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to make informed decisions about realistic and ethical matters regarding the subjects of their documentary work.

ISTE Standards

  • 6b Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
  • 6d Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences. 
  • 7c Students contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.
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