Students enrolled in Yearbook I communicate in a variety of forms such as print, digital, or online media for a variety of audiences and purposes as they create the yearbook. Students are expected to plan, design, draft, and complete written and/or visual communications carefully examining their copy for clarity, engaging language, and the correct use of the conventions and mechanics of written English. Students are expected to become analytical consumers of media and technology to enhance their communication skills. In addition, students will apply journalistic ethics and standards. Published works of professional journalists, technology, and visual and electronic media are used as tools for learning as students create, clarify, critique, write, and produce effective communications. Students in Yearbook I will refine and enhance their journalistic skills, research self-selected topics, and plan, organize, and prepare a project, the yearbook.