Not So Basic

Inspired by the project Sonora, featured in Women in the American West, presented by Women Photograph at The Annenberg Space for Photography presents Photoville LA from April 25 – May 4, 2019.
Lesson Overview

Students will identify basic life necessities and research a local process that makes this resource available to their community. Through interviewing and visual storytelling, they will document this issue for digital publication.

Learning Objectives

Investigate how people in their community acquire basic life necessities

Document the cycle of this basic necessity in their community.

Showcase their findings through multimedia on a digital platform (instagram, blogpost, website)

This lesson plan was created during United Photo Industries’ Spring 2019 Teacher Professional Development Day at the Annenberg Space for Photography presents Photoville LA. Many thanks to PhotoWings for supporting UPI Education!


Adela Montez, Denise Davis, Jacob Adams, Christina Muraczewski and Arlene Mejorado


Jasmin Chang

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Grade Level

9th – 12th grade


Science, Social Studies, English, Photography, Health

Time Required

9 class sessions

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Presented in partnership with

the Annenberg Space for Photography and PhotoWings