Learning Recommendations: Successful completion of Yearbook I and an interest in photography, journalism/publishing, computer-based design and student leadership

General Description: In this year-long, second year course, students will advance the yearbook journalism and computer while creating the Skyline High School Yearbook. The fundamentals of yearbook journalism include coverage of the year’s events, ethics, writing story copy, writing captions, creating sidebars, and photojournalism. Computer skills include creating aesthetically pleasing layouts, using enhancing graphics, and effectively using color. Integral to the second and third year student’s role is developing and carrying out a theme, both verbally and graphically. Additional responsibilities include planning the yearbook ladder, and leadership is an expected role for Yearbook 2 students, which will manifest in editorial positions and/or mentoring new staff members. After school time is necessary for this class.

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:

  • Hands on projects
  • Direct instruction
  • Exploration
  • Use of technology

Equipment to be provided by student: Students will be required to attend selected school events. It is helpful if students have their own digital camera, but class cameras will be available for check out.