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Lesson Plans on Photography and History:

Every Picture Has a Story from the Smithsonian Museum

This lesson plan closely examines four of the 13 million photographs in the Smithsonian. The pictures represent four important steps in the history of the medium:

• introduction of portrait photography
• invention of a photographic printing process
• capture of instantaneous action
• advent of home photography

Through the lessons, students will see that, while not every picture tells its own story, every picture has a story behind it.

Kodak Lesson Plans

These lesson plans were created by art teachers as a means to introduce students to the possibilities of photography for documenting the world around them, and as a mode of self-expression.

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