I have been a middle school yearbook advisor for the past five years. I was in yearbook all through high school and even for a year in college. I generally create stuff for my students as we need it. If they need help with theme development I google it or create it. This year I had 23 new students. We were pretty much starting from scratch. So, I’ve been creating a lot of new materials.
This layout design challenge was created as part of an innovator cohort that I’m in for my district.
A veteran yearbook advisor might use this activity as a supplement to an existing problem with layout design. While a new advisor might see this as a starting point when one feels lost without a clear direction. I’ve been there. It’s hard to start something new.
This activity includes the following:
* A detailed design challenge activity for two 30 minute sessions or one 60 minute session.
* Images of my student’s layouts from the challenge
* A link to my blog l that talks about the design challenge and my reflection
I hope you find this to be a useful resource for your middle school yearbook group or classroom! Please check out my other lesson plan and curriculum items.