Photographers tell stories with a series of photographs ─ visual storytelling, but for this assignment, you are going to tell an environmental story by examining images. In this learning activity, you are going to:
Part 1: Choose and examine 6 to 8 visuals of your choice randomly out of 14.
Part 2: Interpret the results, compose the summary, and communicate to peers.
Step 1: Read the background information. Your 73-year-old grandfather, Buchan, came across various images while you were helping him clean his home’s former office. He is convinced that the images are telling a story and he wants you to figure out what it is. You embark on the journey of discovery by examining the images and reading the short information on some of the images. However, you do not have time to go through every single image.
Step 2: Select 6 to 8 images. There are two groups (Part 5.1 and Part 5.2) of images as follows:
Part 5.1: Mandatory images – this is a list of three images containing quantitative data that help support your argument or the story you are synthesizing for your grandfather. There are three images in this group and you are going to use all of them.
Part 5.2: Non-Mandatory images – this is a list of 11 images containing images and you are going to choose three to five.
You can, for example, choose 1,3,5,7 …or 1,2,4…. Or 1-4. Decide on the selection procedure before you look at the images. It is fun that way.
Step 3: Examine the images carefully and read the provided information; you can also lookup more information if you need to.
Interpretation has two subparts:
Part 2.1: Interpret your air pollution trends data through the Original Discussion Post
Part 2.2: Compare and contrast two peers’ findings and interpretations through two Reply Posts
Compose 150 to 250-word interpretations of the information from a series of images, and you must back it with quantitative data. Keep in mind that your grandfather is your audience and he does not have a college degree. We don’t know if he finished high school either. Here are some tips on how to develop a storyline:
Compose a 50 to 150-word reflection comparing and contrasting your two peers’ interpretations.
There are two types of images: mandatory images and non-mandatory.
Part 3.1: Mandatory images – this is a list of three images containing quantitative data that help support your argument or the story you are synthesizing for your grandfather. There are four images in this group and you are going to use all of them.
Part 5.2: Non-Mandatory images – this is a list of 11 images containing images and you are going to choose five to seven.