ANSEL ADAMS: Classic Images
STUDENT PROJECTS - Middle School Talented And
Gifted Students From Oxford And Derby
GRADES 8 - 12
Writing Prompt: What do you observe in the photograph and
how does it make you
Trailer Camp Children
The children look sad and lonely. They look as though they live in
poverty. The oldest boy looks to be the provider and protector of
the younger children. The older children almost seem to be ashamed
of the state they were living in. The baby doesn't know any better
so he's looking at the camera.
It looks like these children are awestruck by something. Whatever
light is illuminating their terrified faces provides no protection
or distraction from what they have seen. The emotional faces are the
focus of the picture but the background is black and irrelevant.
Prompt: Write a Diamante Poem
Prompt: Write a postcard from this scene.
Mt. Williamson From Manzanar
I am looking over a vast plain of rocks with a gorgeous mountain
in the background. It makes me see that we are all of different shapes,
skies and colors. We all, however are all stretching out toward a
common goal the pinnacle of success We are called different yet we
are also the same.
Rays of light illuminate the triangular fog filled mountains. A rock
quarry surrounds me. All of the shiny marble rocks appear monolithic
beside me. The heavens look as if they were crying their joy upon
this very area. The mountains look like pyramids, ancient structures.
Prompt: Write about what moves you
Silver is not just a stone
Housatonic Museum of Art