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Design foundations assessment

Description This is day 20 of a four-week unit plan that helps students learn the basic terminology, functions and foundations of design. Topics covered include typography, color, grids, formatting, spacing, measurements and modular design.   Objectives Students will identify the four basic categories of type. Students …

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InDesign basics, part 1

Description This is day three of a four-week unit plan that helps students learn the basic terminology, functions and foundations of design. Topics covered include typography, color, grids, formatting, spacing, measurements and modular design.   Objectives Students will identify the four basic categories of type. Students …

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Digging into typography

Description This is day two of a four-week unit plan that helps students learn the basic terminology, functions and foundations of design. Topics covered include typography, color, grids, formatting, spacing, measurements and modular design.   Objectives Students will identify the four basic categories of type. Students …

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Dissecting design

Description This is day one of a four-week unit plan that helps students learn the basic terminology, functions and foundations of design. Topics covered include typography, color, grids, formatting, spacing, measurements and modular design. Objectives Students will identify the four basic categories of type. Students will …

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10 questions to ask before taking a photo

Description This lesson will encourage photographers to move away from simple point-and-shoot, selfie-rich photography to making several critical decisions before taking each photo.   Objectives Students will describe their thought process behind a selected photograph. Students will produce a series of images representing slightly different decisions …

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Snapchat storytelling

Description Journalists should be meeting their audiences where they live, and for today’s students, that place is Snapchat. For this lesson, students will practice utilizing this social media tool for storytelling purposes and create an archive for their Snap Stories on their online news site. Objectives …

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Modeling a profile interview

Description This lesson (first in a three-lesson series) is an excellent way to start writing instruction. The series of lessons will ask students to write the beginning of one of the most basic journalistic forms: a profile story based on interviews of a single source. The …

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