This is a lesson plan for teaching students about how to read visual arguments. What is the photographer saying about his subject? By using Kevin Carter, a South African photographer, the students analyze the ethics and values of the "ends justify the means" debate. This is one of the most impactful lessons I teach all year. I am also selling optional worksheets to use with this lesson, also titled "Photojournalism and Ethics."
I have been teaching secondary English and Journalism classes for 11 years. I teach a variety of subjects and grade levels, and have worked to create lessons to not only engage my students, but to stay with them once they leave my classroom.