Grade 8’s last activity before going online was to work in small groups to creatively photograph a cardboard box in as many ways as possible. There were no rules—the boxes could be held, moved around, suspended, painted, or even cut up and destroyed.

At the end of this fun activity, students reflected on what ATL and subject-specific skills they thought had been targeted. Some common responses were creativity and problem-solving, teamwork and collaboration, effective communication, and photography skills. This unit will continue online with an exploration of how and why an image might be deconstructed in visual art.