Studying photography covers so many art standards: exploring careers in art, discussing how images tell the story of a time and place, building a repertoire of artists, learning techniques and media. I started this unit by introducing my students to famous photographers throughout history starting with Alfred Steiglitz, Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams. Steiglitz elevated photography to an art form by dealing with formal elements and compositing. Dorothea Lange documented the Dustbowl in a way that told stories and put a human face to suffering. She and Ansel Adams showed the world what Japanese Internment Camps looked like, and he was ahead of his time in forwarding conservation with his photos of Yosemite that brought feeling and drama to landscape.