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Introduction into Graphic Design & Photography 5th Grade Edition

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Keywords: Photography, Book making, Animation, Storytelling
Subject(s): Art, Photography, Animation, Technology, Grammar, Writing, English/Language Arts
Grades 5 through 6
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: DuPont-Hadley Middle School, Old Hickory, TN
Planned By: Kenton Wesby
Original Author: Kenton Wesby, Nashville
Prerequisite Skills: Basic computer knowledge; How to operate digital media (ex. digital cameras).

Overview & Purpose: Students will create a visual photography book-using picture taking with a digital camera. Also, students will complete an online quiz and photography lesson using portaportal.com.

Education Standards: Learn how to use a variety of tools in a safe and orderly manner. Make connection between art, other disciplines and career choices .

Students will create a photo book using pictures taking with a digital camera.
Students will take note on the terms related to the lesson.
Students will create art using digital media.

Verification of Knowledge:
Students will define and complete a drawing of each term related to digital media.
Students will take an online quiz using edmodo to see if they can identify photography examples and art terms. Students will complete and online digital comic strip usinf langage art skill and sequenceing.

Students will create a photo book based on pictures taking with a digital camera.
Students will create a digital comic strip.
Students will complete a online comic strip on make belief comix.com
Students will complete and online art quiz using Edmodo.

Studentsí must show mastery by successfully completing all the graphic lessons.
Students will complete a verbal critique outlining their knowledge in graphic design and photography.
The following items will be used to enhance other lessons beyond the one listed in this application. Technology is and important part of my curriculum, My desire is to more as close to a green art class as possible.
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
Language art, Technology, Digital medis, Journalism
goanimate.com (enrichment animation creator)
Microsoft Photostory (enrichment digital story book)
Materials: Wacom Tablets, Integrating Technology
Other Items: 6 Trio Stealth Pro 7 Tablet, $100 each, total of $600.00
6 PNY 16 GB microSD High Capacity , $24.95 each, total of $149.70
1 Dell 1355cnw Multifunction Color Printer 20% Off, $485.00 each, total of $485.00