The girls in Grade 5 were challenged to understand the concept of perspective. They used cameras to begin to both literally and figuratively see the world through a different lens.
Picture Perfect – Through the Eyes of the Fives
“What are we going to look at?”
“Ya! What will we see?”
-From the Grade 5 Math Walk, First Term
These two seemingly simple inquiries from two different Grade 5 students became guiding questions throughout our explorations this year.
Through the medium of photography, we hoped that students in Grade 5 would begin to “see” the things that they explored in a new way, not merely look at them and pass them by. In working to see the world through a different lens, both literally and metaphorically, the girls became more literate – more literate in recognizing patterns and moments of probability, more literate in understanding and using technology, more literate in problem solving, and more literate in creating media to communicate their thoughts.
The students chose the collection of photographs on exhibit from the hundreds of photos that they took during the year. Their collection is the bridge between the way in which they once looked at the world and the way they now see things, using a camera to frame a picture and convey an idea.