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Setting and content notes for "Sojourners"

Here are the setting and content notes for "Sojourners."

See a floor plan, elevations, and cutaway for Creatah Space. In the basement, the room adjacent to the Historic Kitchen is the Pantry, which includes the large refrigerators and freezers. The bathroom is under the stairs. The room below the Pantry is the Liberal Lounge, and the one below that is the Quiet Writing Room. The large room to the right, below the Historic Kitchen, is the Group Writing Room. On the first floor, there is a room for Private Meals/Meetings, a bathroom under the stairs, and another room for Fine Private Meals/Meetings. The small room within the Common Room is the Quiet Room. On the second floor, the top center room is the Tinker Lounge. Below it on the left is the Shop Room, and on the right is the Craft Room.

Anna Griffin 360 Rolling Craft Storage Bag

Seedling – The Fashion Designer’s Kit
Design, sketch and make your own unique fashions for your mannequin! This Seedling Kit contains: Assorted Fabrics, Wooden Mannequin, Basic Pattern Shapes, Sketch Book, Coloured Pencils, Sewing Needles & Cotton, Assorted Ribbons, Tips & Instructions Recommended for Ages 8+ years
Wonderful original fashions can be designed and created with this fabulous Kit from Seedling!
Sketch and make unique fashions for the enclosed wooden mannequin!
Perfect for fashion designer games!
A delightful way to use up any scraps of left over sewing fabric.
The Manikin is also suitable for developing basic drawing skills – so crucial to true fashion design

Essentials for a Fashion Sketching Tool Kit
As a fashion illustrator and designer, I love to use different media to create my illustrations. Below, I’ll share my favorite fashion-sketching tools and demonstrate how to create a fashion sketch.
Fashion-sketching tool list:
1. Fashionary sketchbooks
2. Drawing pencils
3. Pencil sharpeners and erasers
4. Fine black pens
5. Watercolor set
6. Markers
7. Colored pencils

Enjoy recipes for Café au Lait and French Pastries. Vol au Vent includes crayfish and dill, ham, port and mushrooms, brie and cranberry. There are also Caramel Pear Puff Pastry Tarts.

Know how to make lesson plans for younger or older students. Be prepared to accommodate disabilities and gifts. Lesson plans should incorporate multiple intelligences. Teaching style should reflect the different learning styles too.

Teaching current events works well with newspapers. You can do fact-checking with just one story, with techniques like these. You could also compare and contrast different articles.

Sensationalism causes problems. There are tips to combat it for public relations, and tips to desensationalize stories. While these methods produce better writing and journalism, they reduce pay and job security in local-America, because here sensationalism sells and few people care about quality anymore. The situation is somewhat better in Terramagne-America, but they still have rags that will print anything just to make a quick buck.

Fashion design requires many skills. Of course, that's as a profession. If you just want to create clothes for yourself and your family, it's a great deal easier. I've done it. It's harder than sewing from an easy pattern, but designing a simple to moderate garment is easier than sewing a hard one. Learn how to design clothes and create garments.

Adaptive clothing comes in different styles. Here is a guide to meeting various needs, such as uneven shoulders.

Produce A TV Show, A Project Based Learning Activity (PBL)
Subject: English Language Arts, Specialty, Math
Grade Levels: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Resource Type: Projects, Activities, Printables

Product Description
Television shows don't just magically appear on screens. They might look slick and seamless, but it's because of incredible amounts of work and preparation for each episode. So why not see if our students can make their own TV show? Let them develop an idea, write the scripts, and then design the sets. Bring television production to the classroom with writing, math, (area, perimeter), imagination, and creativity.

Produce a TV Show is a project based learning activity that asks students to develop their own television show using multiple skills and move through a very-real process (that they might not be familiar with) to create something that many of us take for granted...watching TV shows.

This project based learning activity focuses on pushing students to create and design while using math, writing, and design skills while applying problem solving techniques and collaborating with others. It allows for easy differentiation, so students can work at a pace they will be successful at. There are steps and procedures to assist students through this project, but the work and results will be determined by their ideas that each students adds.

There are three sections of this PBL (and when connected) allow for students to apply multitude of skills and concepts into a project that connects with the world around them.

Teachers can mix and match all sections to fit needs of their classrooms.
This PBL does not have to use all three sections to be completed.

The project is broken into three sections:

DEVELOPMENT Planning, Organization, and Problem Solving

The project begins by throwing students in to the early development stage of producing a TV show. Students will learn about sitcoms while brainstorming and pitching show ideas. They will begin to generate ideas along with developing the characters, understanding job roles, and recognizing how TV shows are produced.

THE SCRIPT Writing Skills: Story Arcs, Character Development, Narratives

Students will generate ideas using a story arc and write a script for a scene of their television show.Scripts can be hand-written or typed (teacher choice) and will focus on using a script-writing format including dialogue, settings (interiors/exteriors), and adding in action.

The script length will vary between students, but must be at least 3 pages and tells a cohesive story.Sitcoms are typically based on comedy, which means students will have to try and be funny...which shouldn’t be a problem for them.

SET DESIGN: Math Skills: Geometry, Area, Perimeter

Students will design a 3D model of their main sets for the television show.

Most TV shows have main locations where the shows are filmed (coffee house, diner, living room). The same will apply with their own TV show and they will design a three dimensional model of a set. If time permits, students may create more than one set. In fact, multiple sets can be placed together to create an entire television studio.

8 About this Resource & Instructions
11 Cover Pages & Introduction
13 Section One: development
14 Brainstorming TV
15 Television Show Skills, identifying genres
16 What’s a Sitcom?
17 Sitcom Ideas: Graphic organizer to think of topics.
18 Final Choice:
Pick a final idea for your sitcom and expand them into episode ideas.
19 Character Development:
Create multiple characters for the show and flesh out their traits and who they
23 Set Development: Create three set locations for the show.
24 Treatment: Write up a synopsis for the show.
25 Section Two: THE SCRIPT
26 Write the Script: Brainstorm Activity
27 Instructions and Objectives
28 Key Words:
A list of vocabulary words for students to define through writing or drawing
29 Story Arc: Mapping out the scene and/or episode of the show.
30 Single Scene Breakdown:
Breaking down the scene with characters, set needs, and more.
31 Script Format: How to format a script.
32 Write the Script: Four blank script pages to use.
Students may replace these with a computer or regular paper instead.
36 Section three: design the set
37 Introduction and Objectives
38 The Set Rules: Instructions on how to build the TV set.
40 Set Layout: Guidelines and hints for building.
41 Requirement List: Create a list of furnishings needed to complete the set.
42 Rough Draft Blueprints: Practice version of the set.
--Make sure everything is included and functional.
43 Final Version: Base and Set Floor pieces, which are on the same piece of paper.
44 Final Version: The Walls, this is a single page.
45 Area and Perimeter:
Find the area and perimeter of all objects/furnishings on/in the set.
47 3D Furnishing and Instructions:
Taking the set further and adding three-dimensional objects.
48 3D Pieces: 2 pages with furnishings and two blank graph papers to build with.
52 Volume: Finding the volume of all 3D objects created.
This is the same version used for area and perimeter, but includes volume which
you could use instead.
54 Adding Color: Reminders and tips for creating a vivid TV set.
55 Adding Details:
Use this as an extension for students to create the entire set on their base.
56 Build a Studio SET:
Extension idea for teachers to let student groups create larger projects.
57 Teacher Rubrics and Student Reflections
61 3D Examples:
A closer look at how to make three dimensional objects with graph paper. These
are in color and work well as projectables.
65 Visuals and Samples:
Pictures of a completed TV SET to assist students with designing their own.
These are in color and work well as projectables.

Materials Needed:
-card stock (optional for the set building)
-crayons and colored pencils
-tape and glue
-computers (if students type their scripts)

Measuring Units (SET):
The measurement used for this project will be a single unit per cube. You may choose to increase complexity by making each cube worth more. Use this with students to easily differentiate.
Example: 1 square = 3 units or 1 square = 5 units
There are no feet, yard, or meters.

Optional Materials:
-books or magazines on TV shows
-videos on TV shows
-”Making Of” videos for TV and movies
-scriptwriting articles/videos
-multimedia that connects to students at their level.

Time Frame:
The time frame for completing this project will vary. If you are planning on completing it in a week, give 45-60 minutes per day--but it still could take longer.

Encourage Creativity
Push your students to try new ideas. At the beginning they may be hesitant, but encourage them to try new ideas. There are unlimited options in the project.

Sojourner Truth (1797 – November 26, 1883) was a famous black feminist.

Learn how to make your own TV show or indie series.

Budgeting films takes foresight and skills. I used this example for pricing inspiration. Note that T-American colleges often help students with funding for class projects.

This article talks about how to make a skeleton crew, which you can see in the characters.
Director and Director of Photography (Idéa-Marie), Producer and Location Audio (Saamia), Makeup/Hair and Costuming (Hyacinthe Adam), Script Supervisior and Writer (Ingram Feresten), Production Assistant and Gaffer/Grip (Zoé Monique Ozenne)

Read about black and female journalists.
10 Pioneering African-American Women Journalists

Cora la Liberté is a black woman journalist in the proposed television series Sojourners. She is friends with Lavinia Scrivener. Cora is the more adventurous and creative of the two, usually getting the better scoops.

Lavinia Scrivener is a white woman journalist in the proposed television series Sojourners. She is friends with Cora la Liberté. Lavinia is the more cautious and methodical of the two, usually doing the better research.

Size discrimination includes height discrimination. Short people suffer in general, and short men most of all. Here are some ways to fight height discrimination.

Historical reenactment spans many different groups and periods in American or wider history. T-America does a much more diverse range of this than L-America does. Performance enlightens history. The faire we used to frequent would hold training for several weeks prior to opening, and the Bristol Academy of Performing Arts was highly prized by theater students and fans. That was typical of what T-America often offers in the way of education for staff or dedicated volunteers. Here are some ideas on volunteering in historic reenactments.

Juneteenth dates from June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas to announce that the slaves were free, after the end of the Civil War.
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