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Take a Stand Civil Rights Project

Posted on Oct 12, 2014 by Don Jay King Last updated on Jun 8, 2017
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Subject
Graphic Design, Social Sciences
Age Levels
15-16, 17-18
Type
Project
Products Used
  • Photoshop

Description

Civil Rights Take a Stand Poster Project

"Take A Stand" Project pd editing images example

Objective: You are to go through the typical design process to create a poster about a documentary on an event from the Civil Rights movement in the United States.

Introduction

For this project you will be role playing – you are pretending you are a designer for a graphics design firm. Your firm just got a contract to design a poster for a public television program entitled, "Take a Stand". You have been assigned to make this poster.

The program is a documentary on the Civil Rights movement in the United States. The documentary goes through the events and effects of the Civil Rights movement from the 1950's through the 1960's. It is being produced by Public Broadcasting System (PBS) and will be shown on channel 58. The documentary is planned to be aired (shown) next year starting on January 15th -- the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


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ISTE NETS·S Standards
Research and Information Fluency, Creativity and Innovation, Technology Operations and Concepts, Critical Thinking Problem Solving and Decision Making
Timing
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  • 1+ Month
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Materials

"Take A Stand"

Objective: You are to go through the typical design process to create a poster about a documentary on an event from the Civil Rights movement in the United States.

Introduction

For this project you will be role playing – you are pretending you are a designer for a graphics design firm. Your firm just got a contract to design a poster for a public television program entitled, "Take a Stand". You have been assigned to make this poster.

The program is a documentary on the Civil Rights movement in the United States. The documentary goes through the events and effects of the Civil Rights movement from the 1950's through the 1960's. It is being produced by Public Broadcasting System (PBS) and will be shown on channel 58. The documentary is planned to be aired (shown) next year starting on January 15th  -- the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


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All Comments (4)

Burlingame High School

Posted on Sep 27, 2017 - Permalink

​I'm looking forward to trying this out. Thank you

Jennifer Cochran

Posted on Jan 8, 2017 - Permalink

​Great project, but needs to be edited for spelling and grammar. I have students that pick up on this stuff right away.

thibault merou

Posted on Jul 29, 2016 - Permalink

Thank you Jay King for the share.

Ursula Cable

Posted on Apr 20, 2015 - Permalink

Thorough preparation and good inclusion of resources to get students started on this project and continue through to completion. Thanks for sharing. This looks very useful.

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