Jostens Releases 2010 Version of Award Winning 1, 2, 3 Yearbook Journalism Curriculum
Updated and revised version now available for all Jostens yearbook advisers and staffs
Minneapolis - Apr 15, 2010

Jostens today released the latest version of the 1, 2, 3 Yearbook Journalism Curriculum, providing new tools and lessons to help administrators, advisers, students and entire school communities create timeless yearbooks that share their school stories and traditions. Jostens' 2010 edition is an updated and revised version of the award-winning Jostens curriculum that has been used in thousands of classrooms for more than a decade.

Yearbook is an important class offered in high schools across North America, helping students develop skills in journalism, photography, writing and design, leadership and business. Jostens' 1, 2, 3 Yearbook Journalism Curriculum helps student yearbook staffs create a limited edition, inclusive yearbook that connects each student with friends, teachers and their school while at the same time teaching 30 real world skills that prepare them for life outside of school.

"Jostens believes passionately in the power of yearbooks to connect all students while preparing young people to succeed in the 21st century," said Gary Lundgren, Jostens senior program manager/education. "Yearbook is an important class and activity and we believe that the 1, 2, 3 Yearbook Journalism Curriculum provides teachers, yearbook advisers and students with all the essential tools to create contemporary books that capture the stories, experiences and traditions of their school."

The 1, 2, 3 Yearbook Journalism Curriculum was developed to provide yearbook teachers, advisers and students with the tools to create and publish yearbooks that showcase all students and reflects the accomplishments of the entire school community. The 1, 2, 3 Student Yearbook Guide is a 104-page, colorful, hardbound textbook featuring concise text presented in a 1, 2, 3 format and supplemented by dozens of visuals from some of the nation's best yearbooks. The 1, 2, 3 Teacher's DVD provides all the tools an educator needs to teach a yearbook course. PowerPoint presentations, quizzes, worksheets, and grading rubics coordinate with the 1, 2, 3 Student Yearbook Guide.

Schools purchasing the 1, 2, 3 Yearbook Journalism Curriculum will also receive exciting future updates, including videos and online resources. Curriculum components may be purchased individually or in a convenient Classroom Kit. 1, 2, 3 Yearbook Journalism Curriculum will begin shipping to customers on May 1st.

About Jostens

Minneapolis-based Jostens is a provider of products, programs and services that help people inspire achievement and preserve memories. The company's products include school yearbooks and memory books, OurHubbub™ brand MemoryBooks, scholastic products such as class rings and graduation products, and products for athletic champions and their fans. Jostens is a subsidiary of Visant Corporation, a marketing and publishing services enterprise servicing the school affinity, direct marketing, fragrance and cosmetics sampling and educational publishing market segments.