Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
This class explores the history of media, including early advertisements, radio broadcasts, television, motion pictures, and the internet. Students analyze how these types of media have evolved over time to meet the needs of a modern society. This is a hands-on class in which students will have many opportunities to work in groups; there is very little lecture. The class is as interesting as students make it. Students create an advertising campaign for a unique product; perform radio skits; create videos, blogs, and websites in order to present information to their classmates; and utilize the most recent information on the internet to understand what the modern media is. This is a great class for students interested in marketing, television, motion pictures, the internet, and the future of all types of media.