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Memoir Story Arc: The 3000 Word Essay

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Students will examine a series of images by one photographer. They will pull themes from those photos that they see in common and imagine the answer to the question: what message does this collection communicate? Then, they will create a series of images to communicate a message about their life.

***used as a scaffold for personal writing, including a draft of a college essay

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Untitled (Two boys, East New York)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Untitled (Two boys, East New York)

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Altered Sites #7

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Kite Flying on Rooftop

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Children Walking Beside a Building

National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Piri Thomas

National Portrait Gallery

What if walls created spaces?

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