The following activities can be used along with the Photography
1. Make a sunprint. Follow the directions here.
2. Experiment with shadows. Activities can be found here.
your own camera out of an oatmeal box and develop the picture.
Be sure to look at the pin hole photographs at the gallery.
Create your own pinhole photography gallery in your classroom or
1. Study a photograph to learn about a period of history. Use this
2. Make a timeline of the history of photography. Visit the George
Eastman Museum web site
to gather your facts and graphics to illustrate your timeline.
3. Create a photo essay about your neighborhood. Take photographs
and write a description for
each photo. Mount on a large piece of brown wrapping paper or banner
4. Create a brochure about your town using photographs of interesting
places and people.
5. Research an important person in the history of photography. Write
a report and try to find
pictures from the stops on the Photography tour to download and
use to illustrate your report.
6. Create a "Day in the Life" photo time capsule of your
class. Take photographs every half hour
during the school day. Write descriptions of what was happening
during each photograph. Mount
into a booklet.
7. Make a photographic family tree. Take photographs of your family
members. Cut out the faces
and glue them to different shape pieces of colored paper. Punch
holes in the paper and tie the
photos onto the small branches of a twig with string or thread.
1. Read "My
Shadow" by Robert Louis Stevenson.
After reading the poem, do the shadow
2. Write a short mystery story where the "clue" is a photograph!
3. Take photos to illustrate a favorite story or poem. Put the
photos and the words together in a book.
4. Make an illustrated Photography Dictionary with all the new photography
words that you have learned.
5. Visit one of the Internet Photography museums or galleries. Choose
a photograph. Write a descriptive essay about the photograph. Use
words to describe what you see.
6. Write your autobiography as though you were a famous photographer.
What kind of photographer would you be?
7. Be a photojournalist. Photograph events at school or in your
community. Write a news story to go along with the photos. Use a
newspaper layout program on your computer to produce an illustrated
1. Visit one of the Photography museums or galleries listed in the
last stop on our tour. Choose a photograph. Write about the composition
of the photo using this
2. Using photos from magazines, or ones that you have taken, make
a collage of the different types of photographs that we saw at Stop
#14 of the Photography Tour.
3. Make photo postcards. Glue light colored construction paper to
the back of your photograph.
Draw a line down the middle of the paper. Your message goes on the
left and the address goes on the right side of the postcard.
4. Make a photo album or scrapbook.
Put all your favorite photos in your scrapbook.