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Zooming In on Texture

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will use observation and investigation to explore a digital camera’s zoom function. They will select a cross-curricular theme and create two digital photographs of the same subject, investigating its texture by zooming in.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will recognize texture and use it as a photographic theme with a cross-curricular connection.

Students will use observation and investigation to explore a digital camera’s zoom function.

Students will practice taking digital photos of a subject using the zoom function.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce texture and emphasize its relationship to the cross-curricular connection.
  • Demonstrate how to use a digital camera’s zoom function.
  • Teach how to take digital photos of a subject using the zoom function while maintaining focus.
  • Facilitate a classroom critique, describing the aesthetic characteristics of the photographs.

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National Standards


Create

Use observation and investigation in preparation for making a work of art.

VA:Cr1.2.1a

Use observation and investigation in preparation for making a work of art.

1.VA:Cr1.2

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

10 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour

Supplies and Materials

  • Digital camera or similar device
  • Printer or other photo printing resource
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Construction paper
  • Zoom: I. Banyai, ISBN-13: 978-0140557749

National Standards


Create

Use observation and investigation in preparation for making a work of art.

VA:Cr1.2.1a

Use observation and investigation in preparation for making a work of art.

1.VA:Cr1.2

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Steps

Brainstorm a Theme

Brainstorm themes that connect the idea of texture with the associated cross-curricular content as a class. Read Zoom by István Bányai. Select a theme.

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Instructional Materials

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Perspectives in Photography

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Describing Your Surroundings

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Worksheet

Aesthetic Characteristics

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Digital Portfolio Process Example

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Formative

Got It!

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