On Sight

Lesson 6

CONTENT: Metaphors

In the sixth lesson, students discuss how visual metaphors function and begin to look beyond the literal meaning of a picture. Using the work of Graciela Iturbide, William Eggleston, and Justine Kurland, the class works together to identify metaphors in the images and use their knowledge about signs and symbols to help further their interpretations. While working outdoors, students engage in a photo activity where they must photograph signs, symbols, and metaphors.

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