Our Storytelling unit is the starting point in the My Story, Your Story, Our Story adventure. Know Thyself, Know Thy Character is the theme of this unit as students dive deep into the fundamentals of character, story arc and plot. Students privately consider their own roles, identities, culture, social styles and conflict styles and then apply what they learn to create original characters, determine a theme, and develop a story as a class and in creative teams.
Students learn the power of film and image to tell a story and learn to “speak in pictures.” Students will consider their own personal filters and work on film teams to apply that to their storytelling to create an original vignette.
Literary Arts Unit:
Students review the fundamentals of storytelling and consider emotion as a driver in artistic efforts to create stories, poems, song lyrics and visual arts.
Students explore themes and issues important to them as they learn about podcasting as means to communicate.