UCCI Courses

Get Reel: English Through Your Lens - HONORS

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

Note: Get Reel: English Through Your Lens is a UC-designated honors course.  In Get Reel, students are challenged to intensively analyze text, including visual media, informational writing and fiction and to develop the skills to produce powerful video messages, oral presentations and written works that critically examine varied ideological and social influences. For the final project, students create a documentary on an influential community member, including writing a written proposal and a production blog. This course could be part of an Arts, Media & Entertainment academy in a sequence of English courses.

Curriculum Materials

Access instructional materials for Get Reel. 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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Review each integrated project in the course description.

Prep for Unit 1’s monologue projects with “Express Yourself: Crafting Social Location Maps and Identity Monologues” and “Promoting Social Imagination Through Interior Monologues”.

Need video production support? Use free tutorials and reference materials created by Media College.

For Unit 4, explore “Othering” in media and colonial representations of non-Europeans with the Getty Museum’s Walls of Algiers exhibit.

At the beginning of the course, have your students create authentic blogs with Google's free Blogger app--you'll be asked to sign into your Google account.