Photo Ethics: Diversity
This case study explores a photojournalist’s ethical duty to be fair, accurate and clear, and whether that include making sure photographs reflect the makeup of the community.
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- Divide students into small groups.
- Have students read the scenario and discuss the options.
- Encourage them to come up with a consensus on the action they’d take.
- Diversity case study handout (download), one per small group
Have each group share their decision and explain their reasoning. Did they find other groups’ arguments compelling? Why or why not?
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.1Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
National Council of Teachers of English: NCTE.12Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).