Computer Graphics Class and
The History of Sunland - Tujunga Project
By Trisha Bennett
The Computer Graphics class consists of 21
students (each quarter), with a wide range of computer backgrounds
from beginning to advanced. Available to us are 18 computers
thanks to the support of Workforce L.A., a group of dedicated
people working with the Los Angeles Unified School District,
who are bringing about an integration of technology and interdisciplinary
learning through the development of Multimedia Academies.
There were five basic tasks for the students
in the Computer Graphics class in relation to the "History
of Sunland-Tujunga" multimedia project.
The first task was to learn the fundamentals
of using the computers correctly. Since we have both PCs and
Macintosh platforms, it is necessary for students to be able
to work with both systems.
Task two was to learn about the Internet and
to make and edit images so that they can be used on web pages
and in other projects. Students work in groups of four to create
these web pages which will be included as a part of the school
Task three was to gather information at Bolton Hall Museum, on the Tongva
People, the original Native Americans who lived in this area,
and to incorporate that information on web pages as our contribution
to the historical body of the project.
The fourth job was to document some of the
work of the other classes. This included participating in some
of the field trips, interviewing students and teachers, photographing
the classes in action and incorporating their work onto the web
The fifth goal is to create an interactive
CD on the whole "History of Sunland -Tujunga" project
in cooperation with the other participating groups.