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Lesson Plans

Re: photography at the elementary level

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The Cheevers (lazydog)
Fri, 26 Mar 1999 21:45:02 -0500

I would get that light sensitive paper that develops in water as an
introduction to how chemicals can change with exposure and liquids. It would
also be good to make compositions with different textures. Have them set up
a composition first and then rearrange it later. Have feathers, keys, cut
outs, things that have interesting negative space.
Also Polaroids are fun to mess with. The emulsion can be pushed if they work
on it right away. Take simple objects, still lifes close up or peoples
faces. See the work of Lucas Samaras. Have fun.
-----Original Message-----
From: Jackie Settle <photot>
To: <>
Date: Friday, March 26, 1999 4:56 PM
Subject: photography at the elementary level

> I will soon be working with elementary students teaching photographic
>composition. Does anyone have ideas on how best to approach this subject at
>the elementary level, grades 1-6?
> I've taught photography at the secondary level with a complete darkroom in
>80 minute blocks. I'd appreciate any suggestions, since I haven't worked
>with the younger students since practice teaching for my art education
> Thanks,
> Jackie Settle