Step 1. Introduction – Set the stage: What is your topic/ describe it. What exactly does it mean? Explain some of the terminology associated with your topic.
This introduction will also contain your thesis highlighted in blue. Why is your choice of events important from a historical perspective? This introduction sets the stage for the entire photo essay, so interpret this carefully.
This could be an argumentative or analytical essay – your choice. The main difference between these two modes is that in an argument, there will be a counterclaim and rebuttal, but these two components are not necessary in an analytical essay.
2. Supporting reasons (each reason could become a paragraph or two). Additionally each paragraph should have a visual to describe your ideas. The paragraphs should be detailed enough, and not too brief (at least 8/9 sentences or more per paragraph). Overall, it is better to focus on depth, and not sentence numbers. Some points to remember in your analysis:
5 Ws of the events- where, when, who, what and most importantly why (causes) did it happen? You need to explain this to help understand what exactly you are talking about.
Consequences of event (result)
Lessons learnt from this event
Impact on today’s world
Step 3: Visuals:
What visuals do you want to accompany with your textual choices? Go looking for them, and make sure you know their provenance/ place of origin or citation (you will need to do a works cited page). Pay attention to how they look next to each other and think about why you are choosing the images you do. You will need approximately 7/ 8 visuals or more.
Step 4: Arrangement:
Choose an arrangement of these images – in what order will you present them? What is the reason for this order? How is the order making sense of the subject for you? How does the order help you say what you want to say in step 1?
Step 5: Explain:
Explain your choices. Each visual must have a caption and an explanatory paragraph, detailing what you see in the visual, why you picked it, and how it enhances your project (your reflection). This must be in the form of a detailed paragraph.
Step 6: Quotes
You will need some quotes in order to support and add depth to your claim. This could be from a book you have read, which is related to your topic, etc.
Step 6: Conclusion:
You must end your photo essay with a conclusion explaining what you hope to achieve through this project.
Historical perspectives and world view
Multi modal composition
The famous 20th century philosopher George Santayana has emphasized in his profound quote, “Those who do not learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.” The last unit for the year, addresses this perspective, as the world we live in is beset with many events, some positive and some negative. Using historical perspectives as a background, construct a multimodal composition in the form of a photo essay, and analyze the impact of an important past event on our lives. You need to focus on the cause and effect of these events, what were the lessons imparted, and what are the effects of these event as evidenced in the world today.
The assignment should be approximately ten pages or more and will include images (but the images cannot overwhelm the writing). This is not a power point, but an essay with both written text and visual images. The outline will provide the requirements for the essay.
This could be an argumentative or analytical essay – your choice. The main difference between these two modes is that in an argument, there will be a counter claim and rebuttal, but these two components are not necessary in an analytical essay.
Analytical essay is preferred rather than argumentative