Community Photojournalist

Community Photojournalist

How can we, as photojournalists, tell the untold stories of our community?
Subjects: English Language Arts, Arts & Music
Grade Level: Elementary
Timeframe: 15-20 hours

Project Description

This project provides students with a learning experience to research the cultural and social stories in their community and to create emotional awareness for their audience by visually documenting and narrating photo essays. This opportunity allows students to utilize their research skills, informational reading, explanatory writing, and photography techniques, presenting their final product to an audience of the community.

Final Product

Students design and present photo essays.

Key Standards


  • ELA-LITERACY.W.5.2.A-E Write informative/explanatory texts
  • ELA-LITERACY.W.5.4 Produce clear/coherent writing
  • ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.5 Use multimedia to present ideas

College, Career & Civic Life (C3) Framework

  • D1.1.3-5 Understand compelling questions
  • D1.4.3-5 Understand how questions support inquiry
  • D1.5.3-5 Determine sources to answer questions
  • D2.Civ.6.3-5 Benefits and challenges of community
  • D2.Civ.10.3-5 Identify points of view in communities

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