Through the Seasons

William Christenberry is an artist represented in Color Rush: 75 Years of Color Photography in America who repeatedly returned to locations to photograph them over time. Students will think about time and place by photographing your school during different seasons.

You can use digital cameras, cell phones, or even have students make their own cameras (see page 14 of the Street Seen Teachers Guide). Students should each choose a place on the school grounds that they want to look at in different temperatures and types of weather. Throughout the year, choose three or so different class periods to have them take photographs of their place.

At the end of the school year, have students print their photographs for display or project them side by side. How does the place change? Which is their favorite time of year?