Photojournalism and composition
Young scholars explore photos they find desirable. They read the section of the book, How to Take Great Photographs With Any Camera, by Jerry Hughes, on Composition. They discuss, the Rule of Thirds, Hot Spots, Framing, and Cropping.
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Newspapers in Education
Take young writers on an journey through the pages of a newspaper with this language arts lesson series on journalism. Covering the topics of news reporting, opinion writing, photojournalism, advertising, and much more, this resource...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A Picture Changes 1000 Minds
Young scholars choose a Times photograph and write a brief essay explaining what they think is happening in the photograph and how it makes them feel. They select and analyze photographs depicting events in the Balkans and create a news...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Explore how photographs can represent a whole story to a viewer. Middle schoolers work on narrative writing techniques in this activity, focusing on photographs from the New York Times to write first-person descriptive narratives....
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Picture This! Building Photo-Based Writing Skills
High schoolers analyze photographs as a development activity for their literacy skills. They will review the 6 Q's feature for analyzing photographs and analyze a variety of photographs and then write comments in the space around the...
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts