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Civil War Photography Lesson Plan
Students explore photographs from the Civil War Era. In this Civil War lesson, students consider how photography impacted public opinion of the war as they analyze the provided photographs and discuss the evolution of early photography.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 31 Views 90 Downloads
Photography Merit Badge Workbook
Engage your class in photography with this series of activities! Beginning photographers research and explain elements of photography, camera equipment, and careers in photography. After the research portion, learners complete one of two photography projects: a picture story or a poster based on a chosen theme or topic.
7th - 12th 21st Century Skills 16 Views 93 Downloads
Photography As A Documentary And Expressive Art Form
Sixth graders conduct historical research and consider the importance of photography as a data collection device. In this lesson on historical documentation, 6th graders formulate questions regarding historical documents in order to better interpret visual media as a mode for transmitting facets of history.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 19 Views 62 Downloads
What Cameras See That Our Eyes Don't
Cameras are amazing tools that enhance the way we see the world. From capturing time-lapse footage of seeds sprouting or seasons changing, to high-speed photography showing a bullet crashing through its target, cameras allow us to see what our eyes alone do not.
3 mins 7th - 12th Science 26 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Immigration and Photography: The Case of Lewis Hine
Middle schoolers are introduced to the characteristics of documentary photography. Individually, they cut out a paper frame and view their classroom through the "lens" and at different angles. After veiwing photographs, they practice identifying the mood and determine what they can about the various experiences from immigration and share them with the class.
6th - 8th English Language Development 5 Views 15 Downloads
Photography and the National Park Service
During the 1800s the United States was expanding westward; land was there for the taking. Kids explore how some early photographers used their photography to influenced the US Congress to save areas like Mirror Lake. They complete a journal reflection, participate in a class discussion, and analyze three photographs from the period.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Writing to Photography/Photography to Writing
Students improve their' writing by incorporating photography into descriptive and narrative writing exercises. They write descriptions of various professional photographic collections. Later they use their own and other classmates'.
10th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 30 Downloads
Photography in the Industrial Work Place - Activity 1
Students capture the industrial workplace environment through photography in this three day introductory lesson provided by Oregon Public Broadcasting. This lesson requires a field trip and photography equipment.
9th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 11 Downloads
Story Telling with Black & White Photography
4th-8th graders will explore Wright Morris' photography and create their own black and white photographs. They will then use the photographs to portray a message they want communicated by writing a narrative telling a story about the object.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 20 Views 76 Downloads
Why My Community Matters: Photography & Oral Histories
Kids get out and interview a community member to show why their community is important to them. There are three main components to this lesson, a literary circle/ book club, a photography assignment, and the interview/oral history report. Learners will connect their community to the book they are discussing, take and use photos to describe their community, and interview a community member.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 15 Downloads
Self and Photography
Eleventh graders, after investigating and studying self, family, friends, etc. by taking pictures of their daily life, assess basic photography skills that reflect aspects of their culture. They review those aspects and write a self-descriptive narration of their work.
11th Languages 12 Views 17 Downloads
Using Repeat Photography to Map Environmental Hazards
Students investigate the changes of their environment by experimenting with photography. In this environmental observation instructional activity, students compare historic photographs of areas with pictures they have just taken. Students create a wiki site which allows them to share their observations with others and identify global changes.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 7 Downloads
4-H Photography Intermediate Activity Pages
Photography is the focus of this 4-H photography activity. Learners examine the history of the camera, complete a photography service project, discover careers in photography, and determine their photography skill level. They complete a word search, and complete a graphic organizer about displaying pictures.
7th - 10th 21st Century Skills 10 Views 90 Downloads
4-H Photography Advanced Activity Pages
Three pages of photography activities will help your 4-H members work on the advanced life skill of "Communicating." Activities include a checklist of projects, a timeline of the history of the camera, a graphic organizer for reflection, a crossword puzzle, and several additional service ideas.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills 8 Views 78 Downloads