AAY301: Yearbook Production (2014-2015)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Yearbook Production
CALENDAR YEAR: 2014-2015
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
Major Concepts/Content: The yearbook production course is a practical course designed to produce the official yearbook for the school. All phases of yearbook production, including photography, copy writing, page layout, and book and advertisement sales are included. The concept of accurate photojournalism is balanced with the need to present the events, activities, and personalities of the school year in a positive manner.
Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities will include teaching students the basics of yearbook production. Students will be organized into a hierarchical staff in order to produce the book. Students will photograph people, places, and events important to the school year, write copy, lay out pages, and care for all financial aspects of yearbook production. Students will be expected to meet publisher deadlines.
Major Evaluative Techniques: The ultimate test of a yearbook staff’s achievements will be the timely arrival of a quality book. Other evaluative techniques include, but are not limited to, the systematic coverage of materials found in textbooks and materials (often supplied by the publisher). These materials generally will include test materials.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of the yearbook production course, students should be able to:
- Produce a quality yearbook in a timely fashion.
- Provide accurate accounting for all funds collected/disbursed.
- Present the school in a positive manner.
- Discover and nurture talents/interests in photojournalism.