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Representing Visually

  1. Today you're going to work with one of the human rights issues that we have talked about in class.
  2. Your job is a simple one, yet amazingly complex. It is easy, yet hard. You are going to take your incident and identify six key moments.
  3. For each of these moments you'll write a headline that might appear in a newspaper. Headlines are short, snappy and (in our case) not more than 10 words.
  4. You are then going to act out each of these six main events and take pictures of it (this is called a tableau vivant).
    • Consider carefully how you can get a picture that makes you think of the event.
      • How can you make people think about Ukrainians being herded into camps without building a camp? Would a chainlink fence work as a suitable background?
      • How could you show Pearl Harbor being bombed? Would toy planes suspended on thread be convincing?
    • Can you create simple costumes for the events you're depicting?
    • Write down your plan for each picture so the teacher can see that you have ideas that make sense.
  5. You will pick one picture of each key moment. This picture should visually explain that moment.
  6. You will then compile your six pictures into a visual story that tells about the Incident without using any words.

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A clear Canadian human rights story has been chosen.  Each group member picks 6 key moments and is prepared to explain his/her choice. There is a creative use of costumes, backgrounds, props, etc. 6 clear headlines tell the story.  Each headline details a historical moment in the story The final photo shows a clear conclusion to the story.
  6 clear photos illustrate the story with one photo per headline. Each photo clearly illustrates the matching headline. The final photo shows the moral of the story. What is it that the story teaches, or that we should learn? What did the people at the time fail to see?