This week, while concluding our introduction on the impact of media representations and beginning our first unit on film technique, students will:
- think critically and creatively when analyzing and creating various shot compositions.
- engage as members of a local, global, and digital community when discussing the impact of media representations on social behavior.
- communicate effectively when participating in class discussions and when composing short reflective and analytical writing assignments.
- exhibit respect for themselves and others, and demonstrate empathy.
- work both independently and collaboratively to complete various assignments.
Monday, September 11th (Day 1, Long Block 4)
- Continue discussion of contemporary tropes and their impact on social behavior
- Focus on Katrina coverage
- Look at the concept of "code switching"
CODE SWITCHING: the modifying of one's behavior, appearance, etc., to adapt to different sociocultural norms:
- Discuss representations of masculinity and their social impact
- Begin critical viewing of two family sitcoms: Modern Family and Blackish
Tuesday, September 12th (Day 2, Long Block 5)
- Continue critical viewing of family sitcoms
- Engage in follow-up discussion and reflection assignment
Wednesday, September 13th (Day 3, Long Block 6)
- Wrap-up assessments: Blackish / Modern Family Two Column Notes - Complete for three different representations. (See example below)
Thursday, September 14th (Day 4, Long Block 7)
- Begin notes on the first film term unit: The Camera and the Shot
Friday, September 15th (Day 5, Long Block 1)
- Complete notes on The Camera and the Shot
- Work on shot composition assignment
HW: Change Social Constructs in Four Images (if only that were possible) - Create a positive representation of one of the following categories: STUDENT AGE/GRADE, HS ROLE (student, teacher, administrator). See Google Classroom for details.