Sample Project by IT Office at the Center for Language and Technology

created on Jul 28, 2015 modified on Jul 24, 2017 04:52

description:

 

Children are excited to tell stories and discover more about the world they know best: their family and local community. By turning students into photographers, interviewers, authors, journalists, explorers, anthropologists, sociologists, and documentarians, the Community Photojournalists project ofers rich opportunities for elementary school students to explore and share their world.

Students cultivate storytelling abilities by investigating community-based or cultural stories that are eventually packaged as photo essays and audio recordings that adhere to professional photojournalism and publication guidelines. To carry out the project, students pitch their story ideas to editing partners, conduct interviews with community members, and photograph the people and places on which they report. Through critique and revision, each student fnds an angle for the story, explores and develops a theme, and decides what he or she wants to say to a specifc audience. Finally, the Community Photojournalists publish their stories in one or more safe online formats.

publisher:
National Foreign Language Resource Center
publish_date:
July 27, 2015
contributors:
NFLRC Staff
copyright:
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Language: English


Subject Area(s): design, visual arts, language and literature


Instructional Context


Heritage Learners:
no

Target Audience Description:
Grade Level 4-6

Language Proficiency


ILR Scale Reading:
0

ILR Scale Listening:
0

ILR Scale Speaking:
0

ILR Scale Writing:
0

ACTFL Scale:
1

World Readiness Standards


Connections
Acquiring Information and Diverse Perspectives

Cultures
Relating Cultural Products to Perspectives

Communication
Presentational
Interpersonal
Interpretive

Communities
Lifelong Learning

Comparisons
Cultural comparisons

Communities
School and Global

Connections
Making Connections

21st Century Skills


Interdisciplinary Themes
Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy

Life and Career Skills
Flexibility and adaptability

Information, Media, and Technology Skills
Collaboration
Communication

Life and Career Skills
Productivity and Accountability

Project Sequence Overview