Photography for Social Change (Grades: 4-12)
This program empowers students to use photography as a tool to inform, engage and create awareness around issues surrounding their communities, schools, the city of Charlotte, and beyond. Students will first learn compositional techniques to create more interesting photographs, then will brainstorm either in groups or individually social issues they wish to see changed. They will be challenged to create imagery that will create awareness of these particular issues. This program is most successful over multiple visits to dig deeply into social change, and what this means, and to take the time to create complex and effective imagery.
Visual Arts Essential Standards: V.1, V.2, V.3, CX.1, CX.2, CR.1
Curriculum Connections: Social Studies, Language Arts, Art
Skills for 21st Century Living: Creativity and Innovation, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Information Literacy, Media Literacy, Initiative and Self-Direction, Social and Cross-Cultural Skills, Productivity and Accountability.