First a little background; I was hired to teach several classes of darkroom photo just a few weeks ago when the regular teacher got ill and retired. I have had some experience in with B&W photo but not a lot. The regular teacher has been doing it for so long he didnít need any notes or books. I now have a poor textbook but thatís not the issue. Today I would like to teach these kids about what a good/great B&W print is. I know I can show examples of Adams, Weston, Strand, but I was searching for some type of written criteria on what makes a great B&W photo when I ran upon this sites discussion/tread ďSo, what makes a great black & white photograph?Ē I thought it was good enough to join and ask for help. I have 9-12 and have just finished their first print and now I want to teach from the image back. We are one of the few districts that still teach darkroom photo in the whole metropolitan area in which I live. I hope you all will bear with this old guy trying to reconnect to both photo and teaching photo. Thanks to all before hand!