Photographs of River Clyde 1858 - 2008

Research the many ways that the Clyde has been portrayed in photographs over the last 150 years by gathering information from families and community and visits to libraries, galleries and museums.  Photography specialists can be invited into the class. Learners visit the River Clyde to take photos. Learners can investigate how various techniques and computer programs can be used to alter and shape a photographic image. These will then be used to help the learners create their own images of the Clyde in 2008. The learners will plan and prepare a photography exhibition for parents and invited guests to showcase the research and photographs created during the project.

Broad Outcomes of learning

• Subject knowledge gained and enhanced - experience in and investigation of photographic techniques and creativity in software manipulation programs for photos 
• Enterprising skills improved by encouraging creativity, increasing motivation and participation in learning about local area, taking responsibility and making decisions about content, raising self awareness and sense of achievement 
• Develop employability skills: communication, planning, organisation, researching, presenting, analysing, contributing, reporting 
• Confidence of working independently from teacher-led lessons demonstrated by creativity in taking photos and when producing final artwork 
• Pupils take responsibility for their learning through making decisions about choice of image, display and planning and organising Exhibition 
• Learners have developed enterprising skills identified as 4 capacities of CfE

Relevance to curriculum

• Supports CfE Expressive Arts 
• Relevance to Enterprise In Education criteria 
• Relevance to a Curriculum for Excellence capacities

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