For A Great Classroom Day: Photography
Directory: New York
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Say It With Photography
( "The photos show us things we would
otherwise have to imagine from verbal
descriptions." "That's why photos are so
important they tell us so much more than any
text does.") Professor Norman Thorpe
Student Curriculum in Photography: an
online resource for students of all ages who are
wanting to improve their photography skills. It also
has a few photo challenges to help learn how to "make
a photograph" rather than a simply taking a "snapshot"
without thought for the finished product.
A Lens Into The Past: This lesson which
supports the YFP Production of Dreams in the Golden
Country uses photographs to visually describe the
transition from old world to New World experienced
by immigrants to the United States.
Behind The Camera's Eye
Project: What Stories Do These Photographs Tell?
The purpose of this project is to encourage
students to apply their own analytical skills in
arriving at a conclusion on the events of the past.
The History Box
Presents: Images of the Past, New York City
History; Experience shows that pictures
communicate in a way text does not. Teachers who
have included historical pictures in their
lessons to shed light upon the past have
encouraged more of an interest in student
participation. The student's analytical skills
are developed by observing and understanding the
picture, describing to the best of their
knowledge the difference between what they
actually know and what they think they know.
Describing Picture Scenes: Create a
virtual tour of some of the pictures that are
reflected in this section expressing your views
on the subject. Information is available
throughout the New York City Main Directory to
assist you with the text for this project.