Photography


  • Palm Oil in Myanmar by Taylor Weidman | Global Oneness Project

    In this lesson, students view photos of palm oil production in Myanmar and discuss the human impacts of the industry, the costs to workers and family. They also respond to questions to articulate their points of view around various themes, including cultural displacement, corporate abuses, the effects of development, and human rights. Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story.

    Grades: K-13+
  • Passionate Pursuits | Lesson Plan | Global Oneness Project

    All sorts of artisans create beautiful, appealing alternatives to mass-produced consumer goods and entertainment. Communities can become more vibrant and resilient when handmade goods and services are created locally.

    Students view a photo essay, "The Beauty of Craft," by Unnikrishnan Raveendranathen, which portrays a number of master artists and craftspeople in the San Francisco Bay area and their passionate commitment to traditional art forms. 

    In this lesson, students learn about the "maker" and "reskilling" movements and discuss the value of low-technology art and craft forms for both individuals and society. Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story. 

    Grades: 9-13+
  • The Beauty of Craft | Global Oneness Project

    Photographer Unnikrishnan Raveendranathen explores the creative process with master artists and craftspeople in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    All sorts of artisans create beautiful, appealing alternatives to mass-produced consumer goods and entertainment. Communities can become more vibrant and resilient when handmade goods and services are created locally.

    Students view a photo essay, "The Beauty of Craft," by Unnikrishnan Raveendranathen, which portrays a number of master artists and craftspeople in the San Francisco Bay area and their passionate commitment to traditional art forms. 

    In the accompanying lesson, students learn about the "maker" and "reskilling" movements and discuss the value of low-technology art and craft forms for both individuals and society. Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story. 

    Grades: 6-12
  • Rethinking the Fabrics We Wear | Lesson Plan | Global Oneness Project

    Students view a photo essay, "The Art of Making Wool," by Mark Andrew Boyer, depicting the story of a sheep farmer in California who educates the public about wool and fiber arts. 

    In this lesson, students examine natural and synthetic fibers. Students explore the photo essay in groups and discuss how the sheep farmer offers an alternative to mass production with a focus on the themes of resiliency and sustainability. As an activity, students are asked to bring to class one sample of a natural fabric and one sample of a synthetic fabric. Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story.

     

    Grades: 9-13+
  • The Art of Making Wool | Photo Essay | Global Oneness Project

    Local textile cultures called "fibersheds" offer an alternative to mass production by seeking to utilize regional agriculture, enhance ecological balance, and strengthen communities.

    Students view a photo essay, "The Art of Making Wool," by Mark Andrew Boyer, depicting the story of a sheep farmer in California who educates the public about wool and fiber arts. 

    In this lesson, students examine natural and synthetic fibers. Students explore the photo essay in groups and discuss how the sheep farmer offers an alternative to mass production with a focus on the themes of resiliency and sustainability. As an activity, students are asked to bring to class one sample of a natural fabric and one sample of a synthetic fabric. Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story.

     

    Grades: 6-12

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