By the end of this unit, students will understand what an effective story is, why it’s important to tell good stories, how to ensure that you are telling good stories, and how a good story can contribute to maintaining healthy biodiversity. For the final task in this unit, students will come up with their visual story that conveys a message or concern within the biodiversity crisis, using photography as a vehicle for the story.
It is recommended that students form groups and select the theme media that they are most interested in. They will be using the same theme media/groups throughout the unit. It’s important that students understand that group work and collaboration is important and to learn the skills and patience in working with those you would not normally work with.
For the student side of Nature Labs, please have them visit the Student Portal for Art.
Art: Visual Storytelling
- Art Lesson One: Brainstorming
- Art Lesson Two: Analyzing
- Art Lesson Three: Applying Context
- Art Lesson Four: Problem Solving & Decision Making
- Art Lesson Five: Critiquing
- Art Lesson Six: Visual Story Creation
- Art Lesson Seven: Identifying Bias
- Art Lesson Eight: Focus Group
- Art Lesson Nine: Peer Evaluation
- Art Lesson Ten: Failure & Refining
- Art Lesson Eleven: This Unit & Your Future
- Art Lesson Twelve: Gallery Tour