Berkeley High School’s Arts & Humanities Academy Senior Interdisciplinary Project for the fall semester aims to explore a variety of socio-political issues and the multiple narratives around these topics , with particular attention to how these narratives are developed, articulated, and perpetuated through mass media – and why.
Working in groups of four, students were responsible for first selecting a topic. This did not have to be an issue with a clear pro and con, rather students were encouraged to consider topics that seemed to generate completely distinct interpretations based on audience or intention. Additionally, students endeavored to present the narratives outside of the traditional persuasive writing, or structured argument writing (Toulmin), and act more as reporters sharing the varying viewpoints of different populations.
- The Growing Wealth Gap in America
- The use of Fracking
- Internet Regulation
- Bioethics: Genetic Engineering
- Human Trafficking and the Sex Industry
- Effects of the Rising Costs of College
- Varying Viewpoints of the Use of Drones
- Internet Dependency and the Consequences
- Media Consolidation: Causes & Effects
- The Right to Die
- Reproductive Rights
- Ending the War on Drugs: What can we do?
- Commercial Genetic Testing