In this unit, students will create a poetry podcast using Adobe Audition to showcase a poem by reading it aloud and explaining its historical context, formal features, and major themes. Students will offer a context, reading, and interpretation of a poem to make their chosen poem more accessible to a general audience. In doing so, students will practice critical, close reading skills, oral presentation skills, and research skills with the goals of increasing understanding of and fostering appreciation for poetry.
In this module, groups of 4-5 students will use Adobe Audition to create podcasts detailing the various facets of a cultural institution (farmer’s market, gaming club, museum, etc.) that interests them. During their podcast, students will engage in a combination of non-fiction, journalism, and anthropological ethnography to report on their observations and conclusions about their chosen institution. The podcast should include observations, quoted audio from interview subjects as well as paraphrase, and, if appropriate, music and diegetic sound to help provide narrative shape and transitions. In creating these podcasts, students will strengthen their ability to participate in discourses within various social science and communications fields.