This class will examine and document girls' perspectives on relevant and current topics of girlhood: race, body image, gender and sexuality, education, etc. In order to create a foundation and context for understanding these issues, girls will research and listen to a variety of audio media, learn about the art of interviewing, and read contemporary nonfiction work on the topic. Students will then go through the design process to produce a series of digital audio narratives that vocalize what girls have to say about important topics. Throughout the first semester, girls will use their voice, vision, interpersonal efficacy, and gumption to take the lead in the classroom; ultimately, the students will collaborate, interview, write, produce and curate a digital exhibition for the MHS community and beyond. This course will count as a credit and as a Horizons placement.
Students in Digital Storytelling have been researching aspects of what it means to be a teenage girl in today’s society, interviewing girls about their experiences, and recording their interviews. Listen to the podcasts and find out more on their Tumblr.