Thanks to Missy for this cool idea! Check out this website: Dear Photograph.
The students "take a picture of a picture from the past in the present". Missy thought the students could use a photograph of their vacation and draw the background around the photo. Or they could do this at home and bring in the new photograph. Or you could take the picture of your students at the beginning of the school year and repeat in a different season. So many ideas!
It reminds me of my TLCP postcard project this year. We found a similar idea in the picture book: Flotsam by David Wiesner. We supplemented our project with activities for the picture book: Round Trip by Ann Jonas.
Here are the activities we used: Through The Lens.
Oh and check out this art activity: Sunset Silhouettes inspired by Round Trip.
Drama 1.4 Communicate feelings and ideas using audio, visual / technology to support and enhance work.
Drama 2.1 Express personal responses (thoughts, feelings, ideas) and make connections to drama experiences (characters, themes, issues) in own work.
Music 3.1 Identify the role of music in community today.
Visual Arts 1.2 Create a narrative work considering the foreground, middle ground and background.
Reading Point of View 1.8 First person point of view - writing in role.
Media Literacy 2.2 Discuss: how does music help convey the message of the text?