Voices that Need to be Heard

Based on the project cit.i.zen.ship, exhibited at Photoville from September 13 – 23, 2018 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Lesson Overview

Students will identify and research a current event of personal interest in order to ultimately design an image and text presentation on the topic.

Photograph by Aisha Conte, Self-Portrait

Learning Objectives
  • Identify and research a current event topic
  • Collaborate in a group discussion to pool resources
  • Create a photo story and presentation to develop a narrative

This lesson plan was created during United Photo Industries’ Fall 2018 Teacher Professional Development Day. Many thanks to PhotoWings for supporting UPI Education!


Abby Verbosky, Colby Katz, Judith Ryan, Gordon Baldwin, Riana Gideon and Lorie Novak

Featuring photography by

teen photographers Ruby Simon, Leonely Pacheco, Aisha Conte, Julie Lozano, Ryan Lefthand, Thais Legrand

Grade Level

6th – 12th grade


History, Art, English Language Arts, ESL, Government, Social Studies

Time Required

10 class sessions

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