This academic lesson is linked to the CTE unit, "Photographic Self-Portrait." found to the left, below under Related Projects and Outlines.
In this supporting History lesson, students will examine what portraits say about the time, culture, era, and society in which they were created. The focus of this specific lesson will center on the use of portraits to convey power and priviledge. Students developing their own self-portraits will be asked to create some metaphors or accompanying props or setting to convey a message about themselves. This additional lesson will help them see how that was accomplished across many generations and mediums and center on a particularly popular poem and historical event.