All resources in High School Special Courses/Electives

Stop Motion Animation: Local Advertising

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Students worked in small groups to create a stop motion animation video which advertises a local business. Students worked collaboratively with a business owner to create an advertisement which positively represents the business. Completed projects were shown on each business’ website.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Ancient Art and Civilizations Unit

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Students will learn about ancient art and civilizations including ancient Rome, Greece, China, Egypt, other various regions of Africa, Native North America, Polynesia, and Native Central/South America. In groups, the students will research one of the cultures, create a google presentation, and then present their culture to the class. During the research and presentation process, students will be working on Chromebooks in the classroom. One major resource that the students will use is Khan Academy. Students will also apply their knowledge of ancient art to create a clay project inspired by a civilization of their choice.

Material Type: Unit of Study

Author: Kaylee Hammond

Seesaw Class Art Critique

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Students will create a Seesaw account and engage in a class art critique utilizing Seesaw. During the class critique students will upload a photo of their artwork and comment on two other students' art, analyzing the formal characteristics and which elements/principles of design the artist has used successfully. Individual students will share out their ideas with the rest of the class. Students will also have an ongoing digital art portfolio of their work on Seesaw.

Material Type: Lesson

Author: Kaylee Hammond

Digital Photography Model

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Photography, as a nonverbal language, allows students to increase their visual perception and provides a medium for creative expression. The history of photography will be evaluated in the context of historical, social, cultural and artistic developments. Students learn to understand the artistic qualities of the photographic medium while acquiring the techniques for utilizing photography for expressive purposes. Instruction includes studio and field techniques, photojournalism, fashion photography, and commercial, portrait, scientific, nature, wildlife and sports photography. In producing their own works and by studying the photographs of others, students will develop a base for making informed aesthetic judgments. Integrated throughout the course are career preparation standards which include basic academic skills, communication, interpersonal skills, problem solving, workplace safety, and technology and employment literacy.

Material Type: Full Course, Lesson Plan

Bus: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

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In this resource students will learn how compound interest can be their friend if they start early. They will see how it is not out of the realm of possibility to become a millionaire by retirement age or sooner if they start young and put away money on their own. Students will play around with a scenario for their own personal situation.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Utah Education Network

Sneaker Project

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Students will take a product from inception to sale using research of demographics, existing products information, manufacturing, production, and distribution costs, and product pricing to determine exact product design of the sneaker. After production, they will create a “buzz” to sell the product to financial literacy students during a premiere product party.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan

Author: Janice Shelton, Hunter Thomas

Knight Tank

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Students in Business Management class have been learning how to sell not only their products but themselves and their ideas. In this lesson, developed off the ABC Show "Shark Tank," students will work with a partner to develop a fictional product/company, create information about the product and company, develop a business and marketing plan, and present the product/company to a group of potential investors (Sharks). The students will present their information to the Sharks (faculty members) and be prepared to answer any questions the Sharks may have.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Amy Stills

Using Goose Chase to review Pronouns in Upper Level French

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Students in French 3/4 had a difficult test coming up. In an effort to review the grammar in a new and different way, I applied for an educational license with the scavenger hunt app, Goose Chase. Students downloaded the app, got into teams electronically and I started the game at my computer. Students were led by clues to locations around the school where I had placed signs. There, students had to figure out a correct answer, take a picture of the correct answer and submit it. They continued on to 14 other locations around the school, each time submitting a photo or audio clue. This served as their grammar review activity for the exam.

Material Type: Interactive

Author: Alison Dykman

French Invitations and Dating Culture

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Students will spend time using a teacher-created Microsoft Sway to learn new vocabulary. The Sway will give them English and French translations of the vocabulary, as well as an audio clip of the French pronunciation. Students will also be introduced to French dating culture via short readings and YouTube clips. At the end of the Sway, students will be asked to fill out a short Google Form with any questions on the content and/or feedback on the Sway as a tool.

Material Type: Lesson

Author: Alison Dykman