Educational Activities for Student Shutterbugs

  • Mar 22, 2016


Of all the educational resources we write about in this blog, none is more unique than Ovation TV’s Arts Ed Toolkit, a well-curated collection of documentaries and series accompanied by free, downloadable lesson plans and activities.

I say unique not only because Ovation TV is really the only network of its kind—dedicated as much to arts advocacy as it is to being television’s premiere arts network—but because a big part of their mission is devoted to arts education, which, let’s face it, no longer receives the attention it deserves in most quarters.

And so with that in mind we are happy to once again bring your attention to Ovation TV’s Arts Ed Toolkit. Specifically, a unit they’re offering right now entitled The Art of: Photography.

Comprised of streaming video and downloadable lesson plans, the package explores the work of three world class photographers with an emphasis on what inspires their art. The accompanying lessons, aimed at students in grades 9 through 12, are well structured, and aligned with national standards. As always, the material is available to teachers free of charge.

You can learn more on the official Arts Ed Toolkit website.

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—Stephen Vincent D’Emidio