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Taking Photos — Telling Stories


In this three-session educational course, learners use photographs to tell stories. The target age group is upper-elementary and middle-school students, grades 5–8.

The first two sessions (The Purpose of Photographs and Photographs Tell Stories) are for in-class use. They can be used independently or as preparation for the third session — an intergenerational family program.

The 9-page guide includes:

  • Materials, room setup, and timing
  • Exploration of different kinds of photos
  • Objective and subjective observation
  • The tradition of Jewish storytelling and how to use photographs as storytelling
  • Detailed guidance for leading a 90-minute intergenerational built on taking photos around the building that tell a personal story for participants’ families
  • Links to videos and resources with background about using photos to tell stories

Written by Lisa Friedman

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