UCCI Courses

Designing the American Dream: English 11 and Media Arts 

A-G Subject: English
CTE Sector: Arts, Media, & Entertainment
Pathway: Design, Visual, and Media Arts

In this course, students examine the idea of the “American Dream” as it is depicted in literature and film. Students respond to these works in a variety of written assignments while at the same time mastering the technical skills of video production. Designing the American Dream could be part of an Arts, Media, and Entertainment academy as an advanced course in a sequence of English and digital media arts courses.

 

Curriculum Materials

Access lesson planning materials for Designing the American Dream. Make a copy of any document (or download the entire GoogleFolder) to modify the curriculum to meet the needs of YOUR students. Add to the folder by sending your version of any document to Carolina.Reyes@ucop.edu.

Materials were compiled/developed at the UCCI Teacher Exchange, Pleasant Grove on August 3-4, 2015.

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