Teachers Lesson Plans
Being a Photojournalist: Grade 4-6
Preparation for the photo session Together in class, the students will have defined the word ?evidence?, then looked at examples of photojournalism in magazines. They will have discussed possible subjects among themselves and chosen one on which they will do their photo story.
Outdoor photography session Using the camera, they will create their photo story. To allow for a greater variety of shots, the students are divided in groups of four. N.B.: there should be a monitor for each group. The students are encouraged to try a variety of framing and different points of view. What will be included in the photographic frame? What will be left out? Which elements will be
Selection of the photos and discussion After you have returned to class and had the photos developed or printed, the students will make a selection among the photos. The difficulty at this stage will be choosing photos according to the criteria they decided on together: the message they hope to convey, the visual quality, etc.
The students will discuss the final selection. Can some photos be juxtaposed with others to emphasize the subject or message? How will they be displayed on the panels or cardboard?
Exhibition They will divide their photos among several panels. They will write a title on each panel and a legend under each photo.
Exhibition in one of the classrooms in the school.