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Learning Recommendations:  Application required. Students applying for this course should be good at meeting deadlines, writing, and photography. Strong skills in time management are highly recommended.

General Description: In this elective course the staff produces the school yearbook, The Sammamish.  Students must be self-starters, able to work in teams, be conscious of quality control, and will be held to real life deadlines. We will cover basic photography, interviewing techniques, copy writing, page layout and design.  Emphasis is on accurate and fair coverage of the school year.

Content:

  • Layout and design using Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop software
  • Writing copy, captions, and headlines
  • Libel and copyright issues
  • Digital Photography
  • Publicity

Strategies:  Students learn through a combination of:

  • Modeling
  • Individual and team work
  • Revision
  • Direct instruction

Students will have the use of a personal camera for the year as well as access to sports cameras as needed.

Homework:  Students will be required to attended selected school events including but not limited to sporting events, concerts, club meetings, and spirit week events.

FINE ART CREDIT NOTE: This course counts as a fine art credit for graduation but may not meet the four-year college admissions requirement for Fine/Visual/Performing Arts