Combining photos and written work engages an audience in a deeper connection of subject material. This lesson's focal point is on story, both visual and written. Mixed together they create a powerful messaging tool.
While the proverb reads that pictures are worth 1000 words, helping students find those 1000 words are often difficult. This lesson, and the subsequent associated with this project will combine story writing and photography analysis to help students create vivid imagery and expressive stories that compliment the images taken. Students completing this project will be expected to be able to analyze photo essays, determine their own cultural influences on storytelling, how digital tools can be used to shape thought, and the deep rooted ethics in photojournalism.
Prerequisites: Classroom must have computer/internet access.