Unit 5 Project: Self-Portrait
Project: Self-Portrait

Unit Description

This project unit—a multimedia self-portrait published in digital form—is the capstone of your high school career. It is a chance for you to pause and reflect on where you've been, where you're going, and who you are as a person. Take this time to reflect on what you want others to know about you. Think about what you want your message to be and what types of media you might use to convey that message. You'll have the opportunity to express yourself in many different formats—through writing, of course, but also through other media of your choosing. You will be able to convey your message through visual art, photography, a graphic novel, audio, poetry, or video—practically any type of media you want!

Close reading of the unit texts will help you answer these Guiding Questions:

  • How is late adolescence a moment of internal and external change?
  • What are the most important qualities of your character—past, present, and future?
  • How can you portray these key aspects of yourself using multimedia?

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