A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
|Overview:||Students will use a photograph from the Library of Congress website to generate questions and observations about the picture.|
|Objective:||Students will generate a list of ten observations and five questions.|
|Time Required:||One class period of 42 minutes|
|Era:||Great Depression/World War II, 1929-1945|
|Illinois Learning Standards:||Language Arts:
3-Write to communicate for a variety of purposes.
A-Use correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization and structure.
B-Compose well-organized and coherent writing for specific purposes and audiences.
16-Understand events, trends, individuals and movements shaping the history of Illinois, the United States and other nations.
A-Apply the skills of historical analysis and interpretation.
|Handouts:||LOC Primary Source|
|Analysis Tools:||The More You Look, the More You See|
|PowerPoint Slides:||Available on PDF|
|Library of Congress Items:||Mustang on Iwo Jima. Maintenance men of 72 fighter squadron, 21st group upload auxiliary fuel tanks for Mustang on Iwo Jima.|
|1.||Put students in groups of four or five.|
|2.||Have the photo on the SmartBoard and have each group with a copy of the picture. PowerPoint is on page 1 and 2 of PDF.|
|3.||Give each group The More You Look the More You See photo analysis sheet|
|4.||Generate a list of ten questions about the primary source image.|
|5.||Discuss as a class.|
|6.||Exchange and answer another groups questions.|
Students will be evaluated on the completion of ten generated questions and class discussion.