Looking for ways to open students' eyes to the impact of visuals? This introduction to analyzing photographs resource is intended to help students consider perspective, purpose, and context...PLUS MORE!
Students will think critically about a variety of tips for how to "read" a photograph as they develop a deeper understanding of the power of visuals, including why they are so popular and how being able to analyze photographs will make them more informed.
ANALYZING PHOTOGRAPHS ACTIVITY CONTENTS:
A PDF doodle, coloring page for review or note-taking
A Google Slides™ presentation with several components.
- Tips for reading or analyzing photographs
- Example photographs for each tip - 8 total
- Slides for students to find their own photos and explain them
- Group or partner application and text evidence discussion slides
- Discussion or writing slides that provide thought-provoking extensions
- Slide notes...Ideas for what to talk with students about for each of the tips and example images included
This media literacy photo analysis activity will help students consider the role of perspective. Photographers have context and a perspective, and how they choose to photograph their subject(s) influences the audience's experience. Likewise, audience members bring their own biases and background experience when making inferences about a photograph, which results in a variety of different perspectives.
This media literacy activity will also help students understand the impact photographers can have in activism with social issues. Analyzing photographs for bias, point of view, purpose, and context among many other elements is an important skill for twenty-first century learners.
This resource is included in Google Slide™ format. You can download it as a PDF or as a PowerPoint file. The text on the slides is editable. You an also change the photographs to fit your needs. The PDF doodle notes page is . This resource is ready for distance learning.
This lesson takes approximately 2 forty-five minute class periods to complete as designed. However, it can be abbreviated to one class period or extended through research into a longer mini unit. I recommend it for junior high students (with teacher scaffolding) and high school students.
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If you'd like students to use their voice and photographs in writing, try this Photo Essay: Informative Writing Unit.
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