Teachers Lesson Plans

Urban Panorama: Grade 7-8

Summary

The students will discover their environment through the lens of a camera. They will learn the importance of framing and composition in photography and will explore concepts of time and space by assembling photographs on the theme of the city.

Theory:

The students will discover their environment through the lens of a camera. They will learn the importance of framing and composition in photography and will explore concepts of time and space by assembling photographs on the theme of the city.

Creation:

The student will use his own photographs to create a collage. The principles of composition (balance, repetition, rhythm, proportion) will guide the photo session and the mounting process to create effects and comment on the students? environment.

Analysis:

The student will identify elements and principles of composition and explain how they are used in his own photographs and those of others. He will analyze the various strategies used to construct the works and their relevance in conveying ideas.

Cross Curriculum Links:

This lesson also explores the following subject areas: science and technology, social studies, English.

Duration:

Three one-hour sessions

  • First session: Comparison of photographs and discussion
  • Second session: Outdoor photography session
  • Third session: Creation of collage and comparison