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Students use an old Kleenex box, black gouache, a toilet paper tube and magnifying glass to create a camera obscura. They focus on a well-lit object and make observations about the nature of light and reflection.
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Old Photographs: Windows to the Past
Young scholars examine several types of old photographs and compare them to photography today. Students search for historical photographs and draw conclusions about the time period from the subject matter. Young scholars explain how a...
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts
From Aaliyah to Jay-Z: Captured Moments in Hip-hop History
To take "the definitive portrait of that person in that moment" is the quest of photographer and hip-hop historian Jonathan Mannion. In this short video, Mannion details his dedication to his art and the process he goes through to catch...
6 mins 4th - 8th Social Studies & History
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...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
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...
3 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable