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This Teenage Life - Conversation and Activity Guides - a Curriculum by Students, For Students

School: High Tech High

City/State: San Diego, CA

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Format(s): Conversation & Activity Guide

Subject(s): English Language Arts, Health and Wellness, Science and Technology, Social Studies

Type(s): Informative/Explanatory

Writing Assignment Description

This Teenage Life is a growing and expanding podcast project created by teens.

It began as a podcast of ideas, stories, and unique perspectives. Now the teens are writing their own curriculum in the form of Conversation Guides and Activities that can be used in a variety of settings, i.e. family, remote, and in-person.

Each guide includes:

  • Description
  • Journaling Prompts
  • Conversation Norms
  • Discussion
  • Activities

Shown above is the conversation guide for Communicating in Quarantine. Click here to listen to this episode and view additional episodes and guides. 

How This Writing Can Be Useful

  • An inspirational example of a curriculum for students, written by students
  • Shows how a project can be expanded in both in quantity and direction
  • An excellent example of a framework for learning
  • Addresses topics that are current and important to students
  • Connected with a podcast which exemplifies how this medium can be a valuable tool for students

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