Photographic Memories: Creating Stories from Photographs


  • Aug 22 2010 8:05 AM

    Louise Bigham

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In this lesson, from the New York Times Learning Network, students explore how photographs can be interpreted as conveying rich stories to the beholder. Students particularly focus on photographs from the "New York Times" to write first-person descriptive narratives and to assess how photographs in the newspaper offer expansions of the stories presented in the articles.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 6 to 12

    Topics: Types of Media, Visual Arts, Visual Arts & Performing Arts, Arts, Media, & Entertainment, English-Language Arts, Career & Technical Ed, Reading Comprehension


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    Grouping: Large Group Instruction

    Teaching Method: Hands-on Learning; Discussions