Civil War Photography: Photography as a Primary Source

Can we learn a thing or two about history by looking at pictures from the past? As young historians view 2-D and 3-D primary source photographs, they respond to a series of worksheets that guides them toward unveiling clues about the past. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Tailor the lesson and photographs to meet the needs of the classroom, especially if 3-D glass are not readily available
Classroom Considerations

  • In order to view the 3-D images and complete the lesson, individuals must have 3-D glasses
Pros

  • Lesson introduces photos as a primary source
  • The four-page packet includes procedures, vocabulary, activities, and an assessment
  • Comes with primary source photos and worksheets with their answer keys 
Cons

  • None
Common Core