Teaching Creatively Lesson Plans

Students pointing to a looking at a photography subject they are about to capture

Lesson Plan of the Month: March 2021 

Photojournalism and Social & Emotional Learning

This month’s lesson plan was developed by UArts alum Danielle Scicluna MEd ’20 (Educational Program Design): “Introduction to the Camera Functions & Photojournalism SEL Component: Embracing Diversity & Culture (Practicing Social Awareness & Relationship Skills)*.” It is based on her master’s thesis.

*This lesson plan can be modified for phone-based photography.


Resist Covid Take 6! Posters. A social impact campaign by Carrie Mae Weems.


Resist Covid Take 6!

A Teaching Resource & Lesson Plan

Engage your students with this social impact project by artist Carrie Mae Weems through lesson plans and teaching resources. Develop a social impact campaign and create supporting materials like a cover story, poster design and hand fan. High school students may even use their poster design as a portfolio piece.

Conceived by Carrie Mae Weems and Pierre Loving, Resist Covid Take 6! is an artist-driven public awareness campaign that aims to educate and enlighten Black, Brown, Latinx and Native American communities about the impact of COVID-19 on their lives. UArts is the exclusive presenter of Weems’ project in Philadelphia.

The Center for Immersive Media at UArts recently produced an interactive map with 360-degree panoramic documentation—compatible with virtual reality (VR) viewers—of the installation. You can use the interactive map in tandem with the Resist Covid Take 6! teaching recourse and plan.

Take a tour of the installation with your students.