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One Town, Many Views

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will explore and document their communities by taking several digital photographs of a single place, each demonstrating a different viewpoint through the camera angle. They will use Google Slides to create and share a basic photo collage.

Level

Areas of Study

Collections

Lesson Objectives

Students will learn formal vocabulary related to point of view.

Students will use a digital camera to photograph a significant building within their community.

Students will practice taking a series of five digital photographs, each demonstrating a different point of view.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce the concept of point of view and share the formal vocabulary used to describe it.
  • Assist students as they identify significant buildings within their community.
  • Show strategies for taking architectural photographs from different points of view.
  • Demonstrate how to create a digital collage, including basic functions such as cropping, resizing, and re-ordering.

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National Standards


Create

Document, describe, and represent regional constructed environments.

VA:Cr2.3.4a

Experiment and develop skills in multiple art-making techniques and approaches through practice.

VA:Cr2.1.5a

Document, describe, and represent regional constructed environments.

4.VA:Cr2.3

Experiment and develop skills in multiple art-making techniques and approaches through practice.

5.VA:Cr2.1

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

10 minutes

Demonstration Time

15 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour

Supplies and Materials

  • Camera or similar device
  • Slide presentation

National Standards


Create

Document, describe, and represent regional constructed environments.

VA:Cr2.3.4a

Experiment and develop skills in multiple art-making techniques and approaches through practice.

VA:Cr2.1.5a

Document, describe, and represent regional constructed environments.

4.VA:Cr2.3

Experiment and develop skills in multiple art-making techniques and approaches through practice.

5.VA:Cr2.1

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Steps

Take Photos & Save

Brainstorm significant buildings within the community. Select one to photograph. Take at least five photographs showing different points of view. Upload photos to a computer device or tablet and save.

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Instructional Materials

Anchor Chart

Perspectives in Photography

Resource
Manage Material
  • Pre-K to 3rd Grade
  • FLEX 3rd Grade - 1st Edition Scope and Sequence (Copy)
  • Line
  • Color
  • Shape
  • Contrast
  • 3D
  • Drawing I - Sample Class (Copy)
  • Still Life
  • Portraiture
  • Abstraction
  • Architecture
  • Beginning Exercises
  • Community
  • Identity
  • Test Unit
  • Unit 10
  • Unit 10
  • Sub Plans (Copy)
  • Kindergarten sub plans
  • 1st grade sub plans
  • 2nd grade sub plans
  • 3rd grade sub plans
  • 4th grade sub plans
  • 5th grade sub plans
  • 6th grade sub plans
  • 7th grade sub plans
  • 8th grade sub plans
  • High School- Proficient sub plans
  • High School- Accomplished sub plans
  • High School- Advanced sub plans
  • FLEX Kindergarten Sample Class (Copy)
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Texture
  • Color
  • 3D Texture
  • Kindergarten Art on a Cart
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Reference

Describing Your Surroundings

Resource
Manage Material
  • Pre-K to 3rd Grade
  • FLEX 3rd Grade - 1st Edition Scope and Sequence (Copy)
  • Line
  • Color
  • Shape
  • Contrast
  • 3D
  • Drawing I - Sample Class (Copy)
  • Still Life
  • Portraiture
  • Abstraction
  • Architecture
  • Beginning Exercises
  • Community
  • Identity
  • Test Unit
  • Unit 10
  • Unit 10
  • Sub Plans (Copy)
  • Kindergarten sub plans
  • 1st grade sub plans
  • 2nd grade sub plans
  • 3rd grade sub plans
  • 4th grade sub plans
  • 5th grade sub plans
  • 6th grade sub plans
  • 7th grade sub plans
  • 8th grade sub plans
  • High School- Proficient sub plans
  • High School- Accomplished sub plans
  • High School- Advanced sub plans
  • FLEX Kindergarten Sample Class (Copy)
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Texture
  • Color
  • 3D Texture
  • Kindergarten Art on a Cart
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Summative

Artist Statement Template

Assessment
Manage Material
  • Pre-K to 3rd Grade
  • FLEX 3rd Grade - 1st Edition Scope and Sequence (Copy)
  • Line
  • Color
  • Shape
  • Contrast
  • 3D
  • Drawing I - Sample Class (Copy)
  • Still Life
  • Portraiture
  • Abstraction
  • Architecture
  • Beginning Exercises
  • Community
  • Identity
  • Test Unit
  • Unit 10
  • Unit 10
  • Sub Plans (Copy)
  • Kindergarten sub plans
  • 1st grade sub plans
  • 2nd grade sub plans
  • 3rd grade sub plans
  • 4th grade sub plans
  • 5th grade sub plans
  • 6th grade sub plans
  • 7th grade sub plans
  • 8th grade sub plans
  • High School- Proficient sub plans
  • High School- Accomplished sub plans
  • High School- Advanced sub plans
  • FLEX Kindergarten Sample Class (Copy)
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Texture
  • Color
  • 3D Texture
  • Kindergarten Art on a Cart
Create a Unit
ADD

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