Teacher:     Oouida Dorr                                                                      Grade/Period: 10, 11, & 12 - 2nd, 3rd and 4th


 Black and White Photography

November 18th – November 22nd, 2019


Objective: Photographing images and converting them into Black and White Images with extreme visual texture and contrast.


Sub Objectives and State Standards/State PO’s Highlighted


Strand 1: Create – The students will create art/photography that communicates ideas, meanings, and/or purpose.

Strand 2: Relate – The students will analyze and interpret contextual ideas meanings, and purposes of art from diverse cultures and time periods.

Strand 3: Evaluate – Students will draw thoughtful conclusions about the significance of their own art.


3.3 Demonstrate work ethics and behavior

3.6 Practice the use of technology & techniques

3.7 Display elements of professionalism

6.0 Explore problem solving and decision making means

6.1 Practice problem-solving processes for a graphic


Phase One: Do Now

T will: Day 1:

  •  “The Hook” – PowerPoint for B & W Photography
  • Bell work: Think about and describe the difference in elements of art when displayed in black and white.
  •  Classroom discussion about lighting and the rule of thirds
  • Buddy Buzz with your shoulder partner about where you can find images that have lots of visual texture


Phase Two – Instructional Scaffolding


The Agenda: Bell work – student lead class discussion on ways to represent respect through images


Teacher led Q & A about

  • Ticket out the Door –Write a short reflection about your thoughts about black and white photography
  • Classroom discussion about lighting and the rule of thirds


Student assessment: Photograph with Rubric


Instructional Strategies & Activities:

T:  (I do) Demonstrate taking this type of photograph


S Will: (You do) Photograph and edit on Photoshop or phone

GW: (We do) Students work collaboratively with a partner to create their photographs


Phase Three - Formative & Summative Assessment

Student assessment: Photograph with Rubric

  • Ticket out the Door –Write a short reflection about your thoughts about black and white photography


  • Student assessment of personal work through display of examples


Phase Four – Practice, Apply or Extend Knowledge


  • Be able to work collaboratively to design and create photographic images


Key Vocabulary

Monochrome, Visual Texture and Contrast



T:  Display completed photographs

Group W: Bell work and Buddy Buzzes ideas for found object letters

Team W: Create found object letters of your name photographs

Formative A: Ticket out the door – Reflection

Final Objective: Create and produce collaboratively




  • Computers and Photo Equipment


Modifications & Differentiation


  • Peer assistance/tutor
  • Direct teach to individual students
  • Extended time for assignments