Welcome to Clip from Spiral logo

Interactive video lesson plan for: How Do You Make People Want to Look War in the Face?

Activity overview:

How Do You Make People Want to Look War in the Face?

Photojournalist Lynsey Addario believes in the power of images. They engage in a way text and writing can't. That's why photographs are so vital in educating the public about conflicts, war, poverty, and other troublesome issues worldwide. Lynsey Addario’s book is “It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War” (http://goo.gl/fdkjM9).

Read more at BigThink.com: http://bigthink.com/videos/lynsey-addario-on-the-power-of-photographs

Follow Big Think here:
YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink

Transcript - I believe in the power of images. I think I wouldn't be a photographer if I didn't believe in the power of images. I think there's an immediacy to an image that obviously text or writing doesn't have. They both are incredibly powerful tools but they hit you at different moments. So an image that can speak to people really can bring them to that place or transport them to that moment of pain or that moment of urgency or whatever that emotion is I'm trying to convey in that image. I think that an image has the ability to take the viewer there immediately. Sometimes I feel like a hunter like I feel like I walk into a scene and I kind of the first thing I do is look at the light and I figure out where is the light interesting? Where is the light source and where is it falling? And then I look at the expressions on people and their faces and I'm trying to think about what is the story I'm trying to tell or what is the story that's being conveyed to me? And then I have to look for details. I'm looking for sort of anything that might be interesting or might sort of convey a message and I often kind of circle around that scene several times. So I'll look at from the front, from the side, from the back. I'll go around it a few times and see how the light changes, if it's backlit, if I'm shooting straight on. And then often I'll shoot the hell out of it. I mean I'll shoot it every which way I can. I'm kind of very unconventional on how I learned to compose pictures. It was really trial and error. So for me I'm often trying to fit a certain amount of information into a frame. I'm trying to tell a story with each picture. So that has a lot to do with how I compose a picture. And then I'm trying to make it beautiful. Even if it's a horrible scene I'm trying to sort of bring the viewer in and make them interested. So I don't want to take something and make it so horrendous or capture it in such a way that the first thing they do is turn the page. I want to engage the viewer.

Tagged under: Lynsey Addario,photojournalism,images,power,engagement,education,war,conflict,poverty,photography,photographer,emotion,convey,scene,light,facial expressions,story,details,interesting,message,backlit,unconventional,composition,viewer engagement,Big Think,BigThink,BigThink.,Education,Educational,Lifelong Learning,EDU

Clip makes it super easy to turn any public video into a formative assessment activity in your classroom.

Add multiple choice quizzes, questions and browse hundreds of approved, video lesson ideas for Clip

Make YouTube one of your teaching aids - Works perfectly with lesson micro-teaching plans

Play this activity

1. Students enter a simple code

2. You play the video

3. The students comment

4. You review and reflect

* Whiteboard required for teacher-paced activities

Share on:

Share How Do You Make People Want to Look War in the Face? on Google+ Share How Do You Make People Want to Look War in the Face? on Twitter Share How Do You Make People Want to Look War in the Face? on Facebook Pin How Do You Make People Want to Look War in the Face? Email How Do You Make People Want to Look War in the Face?

Ready to see what else Spiral logo can do?

With four apps, each designed around existing classroom activities, Spiral gives you the power to do formative assessment with anything you teach.

Quickfire

Carry out a quickfire formative assessment to see what the whole class is thinking

Discuss

Create interactive presentations to spark creativity in class

Team Up

Student teams can create and share collaborative presentations from linked devices

Clip

Turn any public video into a live chat with questions and quizzes

1000s of teachers use Spiral to deliver awesome, engaging activities that capture students' understanding during lessons.

Now it's your turn Sign up

Spiral Reviews by Teachers and Digital Learning Coaches

Spiral
Review of Spiral by teacher: Kathryn Laster @kklaster

Tried out the canvas response option on @SpiralEducation & it's so awesome! Add text or drawings AND annotate an image! #R10tech

Spiral
Review of Spiral by teacher: Room 220 Math Stars @3rdgradeBCE

Using @SpiralEducation in class for math review. Student approved! Thumbs up! Thanks.

Spiral
Review of Spiral by teacher: Miss Ord @ordmiss

Absolutely amazing collaboration from year 10 today. 100% engagement and constant smiles from all #lovetsla #spiral

Spiral
Review of Spiral by teacher: Adam J. Stryker @strykerstennis

Students show better Interpersonal Writing skills than Speaking via @SpiralEducation Great #data #langchat folks!

Spiral
Review of Spiral by teacher: Dr Ayla Göl @iladylayla

A good tool for supporting active #learning.

Spiral
Review of Spiral by teacher: Brett Erenberg @BrettErenberg

The Team Up app is unlike anything I have ever seen. You left NOTHING out! So impressed!

Get the Clip Chrome Extension & Create Video Lessons in Seconds

Add Clip to Chrome