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Activities to Extend Student Engagement

Standards-aligned activities drawing from concepts in the essays, creative texts, photographs, and illustrations to engage students in creative and challenging ways.

Telling Stories with Photographs

Students explore images from Everyday Africa, and then practice planning images for a photography exhibition that aims to present everyday life in their communities. 

Practicing Photojournalism Skills

This is the third lesson in the Everyday DC unit, and it introduces students to photography techniques for use in their Everyday DC project.