October 28th, 1999
Henry Luce: Turn Me Luce
Lesson Overview

Overview:


Henry Luce, co-founder of Time, Inc., invented the modern magazine when he created a magazine that contained brief, accessible, image-laden news stories to fit into the hectic lives of post-war Americans. After viewing the film that covers the major periods of Luce’s life, students will create a version of a “Time” magazine, a “March of Time” video, or a photo-essay that reflects Luce’s journalist style. Students will also role play people throughout history who appeared on the cover of Time magazine.

Grade Level:

9-12

Time:

Three 50-Minute classes and a homework assignment

Subjects:

Language Arts

Learning Objectives:

Students will be able to do the following:

  • synthesize information from a variety of sources.
  • create a magazine, video or photo-essay that reflects Henry Luce’s journalistic style.
  • design a placemat for a specific person and role play that person at a dinner party.

Standards:

National Standards:

McRel Language Arts, Level 4, Standard http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Benchmark.asp?SubjectID=7&StandardID=2

Uses the stylistic and rhetorical aspects of writing

Uses precise and descriptive language that clarifies and enhances ideas and supports different purposes (e.g., to stimulate the imagination of the reader, to translate concepts into simpler or more easily understood terms, to achieve a specific tone, to explain concepts in literature)

Uses a variety of techniques to provide supporting detail (e.g., analogies; anecdotes; restatements; paraphrases; examples; comparisons; visual aids, such as tables, graphs, and pictures)

MCREL LANGUAGE ARTS, Level 4, Standard 8
http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Benchmark.asp?SubjectID=7&StandardID=8

Uses listening and speaking strategies for different purposes

MCREL WORKING WITH OTHERS, Level 4, Standard 1
http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Benchmark.asp?SubjectID=22&StandardID=1

Contributes to the overall effort of a group

Salinger

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