Documenting Architectural Heritage

Imagine going from being one of the richest, most important cities in the world to one of the poorest. Imagine the history captured in the architecture of such a city. Imagine these same now abandoned buildings being destroyed. How would you document this change? What images would you choose to represent these changes and to document this architectural heritage. One photographer has, and his photo essay is the subject of this resource.  

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • To provide a context for the lesson, download and project a map and images of Myanmar and of Yangon before showing the photo essay
Classroom Considerations

  • The activity presumes viewers have experience analyzing photos
Pros

  • The five-page packet includes background information about Yangon and Myanmar, a brief plan, a link to the photo essay, discussion questions and writing prompts
Cons

  • No scaffolding is provided for the discussion or the writing assignment
Common Core

NGSS