I teach an English 11 media literarcy course. I gave them an assignment to talk about their own media interests or obsessions over the years. They had to list a bunch of memories and then write paragraphs that talked more in depth about these forms of media. I decided last week that I would do the assignment with them. As an English teacher, sometimes we pile on work but forget how time consuming it really is. I needed this reality check as I spent all Sunday putting this together.
So, I decided to do a mini-book about the books, movies, and TV shows that I've loved over the years. What I noticed after the first few entries is that there was a lot of Science fiction and fantasy in the mix. I decided to do a mini-book about my relationship to the two genres. It was a fun way to focus the assignment since (as one student so nicely pointed out) I've liven longer and have a lot more media memories than the 17 year olds that I work with. Those kids are just so nice sometimes.
We talked about titles that were a little more exciting than "My media Memories". Here was my title: "Robots, Witches, and Vampires". For this book, I used all items that I already had including recycled paper from the NaNoWriMo mailer (more about that organization later), Halloween cutouts, and lots of "boy" paper that I had been saving for Elliot.
My inside title page.
I did smaller pages (about a half page) for my lists of media I liked by genre (sci fi, fantasy, and then vampires).
Star Wars 1979...... Need I say more?
Dr. Who- Where's the Tardis?
My all-time favorite writer Madeline L'Engle. I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED her books.
Battlestar Galatica- If you ever watched the TV show, you'll get the toaster reference.
Magic inside page
A classic vampire
This page might need a little "Edward" cutout but it does have the lovely Quiluette stamp I bought off etsy.
This was so much fun! Sometimes it is good just to play along!