Portrait Photography Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Use this lesson plan to teach your students about portrait photography. These lessons guide students through the history of portrait photography, including evolution and application, before diving into the art of portrait photography. Discussion questions, analysis, activities and a quiz ensure concepts stick.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define portrait photography
  • explain the history of photography
  • describe approaches to portrait photography

Length

1 hour for lesson plus time for activity

Materials

Key Vocabulary

  • Portrait
  • Self-portrait
  • National Detective Agency
  • Eastman Kodak Company
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Works Progress Administration
  • Portrait photography

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.3

Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.

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