DUCIS Artist-in-Residence Wendy Ewald, drawing upon the Literacy Through Photography methodology that she developed to teach schoolchildren reading and storytelling skills, has authored a new guide for educators seeking to promote critical thinking, self-expression, and respect in the classroom.
Ewald and co-authors Kathy Hyde and Lisa Lord share their perspectives as an artist, a sociologist, and a teacher to show educators how to integrate four new “Literacy Through Photography” projects into the curriculum—The Best Part of Me, Black Self/White Self, American Alphabets, and Memories from Past Centuries. These field-tested projects invite students to create images representing their understanding of themselves and the world around them. The text includes classroom vignettes, project descriptions and lesson plans, and reflections and resources to help teachers explore important social and political topics with their students while also addressing standards across various disciplines and grade levels.
Literacy and Justice Through Photography: A Classroom Guide is now available from Teacher’s College Press.
Wendy Ewald is Artist-in-Residence at the Duke University Center for International Studies and is the former-creative director of Literacy Through Photography (LTP) at the Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. A 30-year retrospective of Ewald’s work with children, Secret Games, was shown at museums across the United States. Katie Hyde has a Ph.D in sociology, teaches at Duke University, and is the director of LTP. Lisa Lord has taught for over 35 years, has National Board Certification, and an Ed.D. in literacy.