These photographs and their subject matter are deeply personal to Baltimore’s community. We encourage you to adjust these lessons as you see fit to be respectful and responsive to your students.
Resources for Educators
In connection with the online exhibit Gray in Black and White, we have created some activities to help encourage students to look closely at, and think deeply about, Giordano’s photographs and the events they depict. These activities have been created for upper middle and high school students.
Activity: Role of the Photojournalist
Summary: In this activity, students will explore the role of a photojournalist and consider ways an image, and the decisions made by the photographer, can influence an audience.
Activity: Role of the Curator
Summary: In this activity, students will examine the role of the curator in the exhibit Gray in Black and White. Students will describe the impact the exhibit has on their personal awareness of social and political understanding. Students will curate a selection of Giordano’s photos.
Activity: Role of the Journalist
Summary: In this activity, students will write a newspaper article to accompany one of the photographs from the Gray in Black and White exhibit.
Activity: Adding Titles to Photographs
Summary: In this activity, students will examine the role of titles for artwork. Students will personally respond to the exhibit Gray in Black and White by creating titles for the photographs.
Activity: Baltimore Uprising Mini-Unit
Summary: As a partner and collaborator for Gray in Black and White, we are pleased to share the Baltimore Uprising mini-unit developed by the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture.