Students are working in pairs to plan, research and create informative flyers and brochures. These media projects will fulfill curriculum requirements in media literacy, and also assist the Alliston & District Humane Society in creating a new educational program for young people. The ADHS intends to desktop publish the best of what our class produces and use these materials as the basis for bi-weekly classes, to be held during animal shelter open house events.
A curriculum Learning Goal for this project is posted in our classroom:
Students started the project by examining commercially-produced brochures:
The class identified effective/ineffective design features in the commercially-produced brochures:
Students were then given a sheet of Learning Goals and Success Criteria for the brochure/flyer project. This sheet included a range of topic choices provided by the Alliston & District Humane Society. Click on the image to enlarge it:
After choosing a partner and topic, the next job was to choose an appropriate format (flyer, four-panel or six-panel brochure), break the topic into sub-topics and make a list of information that needed to be researched:
Then, students started to research their topics, using the school's computers:
In Part 2 of this BLOG post, we will show you some of the students' finished brochures/flyers.
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