3. The Rule of Thirds in Photography

Maxim Bulanov

For the lesson series:
Can a single photograph capture the multidimensional essence of STEM in our school?
This question challenges students to consider the complexity of STEM and whether a single image can effectively encapsulate the various dimensions of these subjects within their school.

For this lesson:
How does the rule of thirds help us express and capture the multidimensional essence of STEM in our school?

Grade Level
5th - 6th
Arts/Visual Arts/Material Arts
70 minutes



Engages in discussions and activities around representative diversity and individual differences without grappling with structural oppressions. Culture is externalized and the focus is on the abstract. Minor discomfort may be felt and tensions are largely avoided.


Empowering Families and Communities

Families and community members are key stakeholders in determining the ways materials and resources are accessible, equitable, and inclusive for all students.


Social Justice

Identity 4 - Students will express pride, confidence and healthy self-esteem without denying the value and dignity of other people.
Diversity 8 - Students will respectfully express curiosity about the history and lived experiences of others and will exchange ideas and beliefs in an open-minded way.


Knowledge Constructor 3c - Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.
Global Collaborator 7c - Students contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.


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