1. Research Themes: You will create a social design poster that will be displayed in your school (and possibly your community). You must research social issues that you are interested in, to arrive at a thematic choice for your poster. Themes should be based on issues that are important to you, or someone you know/something you care about. They must also be relevant (have something to do with) other students at East.
2. Confirm a theme choice with a teacher. Upon confirmation of your choice, you will be provided with a "Poster Planning Guide." You should begin deep research of your theme, and brainstorming for design ideas, at that time (you must also construct a research document in Microsoft word, that will support your brainstorming and guide your research). Stipulations for this are below:
In Microsoft Word, create and save a document which includes EVERYTHING listed here:
- Your name.
- At least 300 words on the history and current events related to your chosen social issue, including relevant statistics. Information may come from websites, but you must include links to your sources.
-> You must use at least 2 different sources, including at least one organizational or educational reference: “.org” or “.edu” )
-> You may copy and paste information, but it must be formatted in your document (i.e. font should be black, size 12, Times New Roman).
-> You should also be familiar with your information, as you will have to present it to your peers, later. Do not use information you have not read through! You must understand your topic fully, to design for it.
- At least 5 reference images related to your social issue, copied and pasted into the document.
- A written description of how your chosen issue is relevant/important for students at East. (At least one full paragraph)
- You must include 5 interview questions with someone who has dealt with your social issue, directly. Questions and answers must be typed into your research document.
Milestone Deadline: Next Monday, the 26th
Student Learning Objective:
Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of social design and the design cycle through the process of creating social design posters using relevant technologies, and with support from peer design teams.