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Photojournalism Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Teach students about photojournalism with this lesson plan. Students will read a text lesson and view samples to learn how photos can tell stories, analyze and interpret photographs, and give the art a try themselves.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define 'photojournalism'
  • explain how photographs can tell a story
  • discuss famous photojournalists
  • analyze photographs

Length

50 minutes for lesson plus time for art project

Materials

  • Copies of the lesson Photojournalism: Lesson for Kids, one for each student
  • Images of photographs for student analysis
  • Cameras for student use
  • Technology for viewing of photographs as well as the ability to print

Key Vocabulary

  • Photojournalist
  • Photojournalism

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.1

Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.2

Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3

Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4

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