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INDUSTRIAL & TECHNICAL ARTS


BOOK2FILM

Some of our favorite books have been made into movies.  But not all of them!  In this class, it's your job to take your favorite story and turn it into a movie.  Once you choose your story, you will create a script, storyboards, costumes and props and then star in your own production of the movie!  This class is for people who love to act, who are great artists, who like to build sets or even design costumes.  The final movies will be shown to the school in the auditorium.

[Grade Level: 7th and 8th]  [Duration: 1 Trimester]  [Prerequisite: NONE]

 

 

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

This course teaches students to use the tools available through the computer, including: keyboarding, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, desktop publishing, art and communications, as well as computer market awareness, terminology and computer ethics.

[Grade Level: 7th and 8th]  [Duration: 1 Trimester]  [Prerequisite: NONE]

 

 

ADVANCED COMPUTERS

For students who are familiar with computers and have had the Computer Applications class.  HTML Programmer, Web design and problem solving will be emphasized.

[Grade Level: 7th and 8th]  [Duration: 1 Trimester]  [Prerequisite: COMPUTER APPLICATIONS]

 

 

 

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY I

Working in small groups and independently, students will rotate through several units that emphasize the use of computer technology in a

guided hands-on approach to learning.  The units cover flight, drafting, wood projects, metals, geometric design using plastics and mousetrap vehicles.  Each unit is designed to reinforce the core curricular areas of Math, Science, and History while having fun.

[Grade Level: 7th and 8th]  [Duration: 1 Trimester]  [Prerequisite: NONE]

 

 

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY: GUITAR MAKING

Using a kit of your choice you will build a solid body electric guitar.  During your time in this class you will learn the ins and outs of guitar making, finishing, electronics and set up.  You will paint and polish your new axe till it gleams, you will assemble the guitar, connect all electronics and finally tune it up then tear it up.  NOTE: $160.00 fee for guitar and finishing supplies (subject to change).  Students provide color paint of choice.  Must have parent permission and signature to be enrolled.

[Grade Level: 7th and 8th]  [Duration: 1 Trimester]  [Prerequisite: NONE]

 

 

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY II

Working in small groups and independently, students will rotate through several units that emphasize the use of computer technology in a guided hands-on approach to learning.  The units cover mechanical advantage and solar energy by building solar cars, drafting, and advanced woodworking making boxes and your choice of project.  Each unit is designed to reinforce the core curricular areas of Math, Science, and History while having fun.

[Grade Level: 7th and 8th]  [Duration: 1 Trimester]  [Prerequisite: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY I]

 

 

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY III

Working in small groups and independently, students will use computer and other technologies to research, design and build projects using a variety of materials.  Areas of emphasis will include Magnetic Levitation, Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources, CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) and advanced woodworking with emphasis on using the scroll saw, and other choice projects including rubber band powered airplanes.  Each unit is designed to reinforce the core curricular areas of Math, Science, and History while having fun

[Grade Level: 7th and 8th]  [Duration: 1 Trimester]  [Prerequisite: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY II]

 

 

ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY

Working in small groups and independently, students will use computer and other technologies to research, design and build projects of their choice including electric guitars.  Areas of emphasis will include CAD (Computer Aided Drafting), Advanced Woodworking, electronics and Mechanical Problem Solving by building a hydrogen powered vehicle.  Each unit is designed to entertain and delight the learner as well as to reinforce many of the core curricular areas including Math, Science, and History.  NOTE: Course may be repeated with instructor consent.

[Grade Level: 8th]  [Duration: 1 Trimester]  [Prerequisite: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY III]

 

 

MASS COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

We live in a world dominated by media and advertising.  This class looks at how media messages are created, and will give you the opportunity to create your own media campaign for a product that you create.  You will plan and create print advertisements, video commercials, and websites.  This class offers specific, guided instruction in PowerPoint and other presentation tools.  Interpersonal communication skills are developed through interviews and active listening activities.  Learn how advertisers create "buzz" and get people to buy their products. 

[Grade Level: 7th and 8th]  [Duration: 1 Trimester]  [Prerequisite: NONE]

 

 

VIDEO PRODUCTION

Okay, okay… your parents don’t want you watching too much TV.  But what if it’s your homework assignment!?  Here’s your chance to create your own video projects:  music videos, instructional videos, hard news stories, commercials, public service announcements, movie trailers… You’ll do it all!  Just bring your creativity and a desire to work and have fun.  Learn how to use camcorders and computer-based video editing equipment.  This is the class that produces First AveNEWS!  NOTE: This class is responsible for creating the live morning announcements and will require you to be at school at 7:45 one day a week.

[Grade Level: 7th and 8th]  [Duration: 1 Trimester]  [Prerequisite: NONE]

 

 

ADVANCED VIDEO PRODUCTION

So you’ve already taken video production, and have experience producing our morning news program, First AveNEWS.  What’s next?  Here’s your chance to take your skills to the next level.  Class projects will include advanced green-screen special effects, music videos, man-on-the-street interviews, and documentaries.  This class will also be responsible for the creation of the end-of-the-year “DVD yearbook.” 

[Grade Level: 7th and 8th]  [Duration: 1 Trimester]  [Prerequisite: VIDEO PRODUCTION]


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