Students in any grade level review photographs taken by Canadian artists. They complete different activties based on their age and practice looking at the world through a camera lens. They also complete self-portraits at the secondary level.
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Talking About Photographs
Students ask questions and make predictions about photographs that they are shown. In this asking questions and communication lesson plan, students do this with teacher provided photographs and photographs they have brought in themselves.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
What would it be like to have the power of flight? Let your class's imagination fly with a photography project, which includes a narrative writing component. After planning what they want a mural on flight to look like, kids work...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Portraits That Capture Character
One of the great things about technology is that it lets youngsters visit museums that may be many miles away. With this resource, middle and high schoolers can visit the portrait galleries at J. Paul Getty Museum, located in Los...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Picturing a Story: Photo Essay about a Community, Event or Issue
Picture this. Class members follow in the footsteps of W. Eugene Smith, Dorothea Lange, James Nachtwey, and Lewis Hine by creating their own photo essay about a local event or issue.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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
Documentary Photography and the Photographic Essay
Students develop visual literacy skills and explore the work of Rondal Partridge as a documentary photographer during the Great Depression. They explore considerations such as subject, composition, light, and perspective.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History