William Abanyie
4 years ago
Last Updated
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"Tell me a story" takes students through a journey of hands-on learning about storytelling through photography, graphic design, and videography. In these lessons, students will be taught key points in telling compelling stories then, challenged to use their creativity and critical thinking to demonstrate techniques of effective non verbally and verbal communication.

- Students will explore culturally relevant media such as the Humans of NY blog to understand successful ways of using media technology to tell stories.
- Students are asked to use Adobe Photoshop, and digital cameras to help them create compelling works.
- Students will learn about perspective creations, with an understanding of proportion in Adobe Photoshop.
- Students will be able to answer the question, "What goes into a compelling story?"

Students will conclude their storytelling journey by creating movie poster and original story about themselves that encompasses all the different elements they learned about storytelling.

The structure of this unit and the materials contained within it were created by William Abanyie (CTE) with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team and detailed coordination provided by the Course Specialist Gregg Witkin.
Industries / Pathways
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment Arts, Media, and Entertainment
K-12 Subjects
  • Visual Arts & Performing Arts
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

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