1000 Words

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A picture really can speak a thousand words—no matter how old! Scholars become history detectives as they learn how to analyze historical photos and evidence to uncover the past. The fun hands-on activity makes history come alive through primary and secondary source artifacts open for historical interpretation.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create your own show and tell event using a historical artifact you own as a preview for the lesson
  • Incorporate historical detective stations around the classroom with individual photos placed at each station for review
Classroom Considerations

  • Group size should be no more than three
Pros

  • Includes printable checklist for classroom use
  • Resource includes access to multiple websites that contain archival photos 
Cons

  • None