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Students examine the debate between the preservation of and access to historical artifacts. They explore the notion of ownership and commodification of historical artifacts and come up with a plan for compromise.
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A Lens into 9/11
A picture is worth a thousand words. The photos taken on 9/11 tell more than a thousand words—they tell stories. Class members analyze photographs taken on September 11, 2001, in order to understand the emotions they evoke, and write...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
World War II in Photographs
A picture is worth a thousand words, and this activity is worth so much more! Learners closely analyze a series of photographs from World War II, matching them with their appropriate captions and sequencing them into a correct timeline.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
This exercise on the Constitution requires small groups to design a visual metaphor that expresses the concept behind one of seven principles: popular sovereignty, federalism, republicanism, separation of powers, checks and balances,...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
A picture is worth a thousand words. Help your class out with some of those words with a video about drawing inferences from reading passages, images, and other media. The resource focuses on the supporting details of each passage as a...
5 mins 4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Gesture Is Worth a Thousand Words
Students identify those components of language that can cause misinterpretation of a message or intent. They identify the words, slang, phrases, that have caused hurt. Students comprehend the importance of clarity when using...
1st - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words: Exploring an Era through Visual Culture
Ninth graders examine the role of culture in society. After viewing a painting, they expand their knowledge of the Civil Rights movement. They analyze the era by reading poetry and listening to music. They create a visual image to...
9th Visual & Performing Arts
A Picture Says a Thousand Words
Use photographs to trigger memories. Writers use a personal photograph as a starting point for an autobiographical writing exercise. They complete brainstorming activities that have them study their photograph before actually putting pen...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Lucy Burns Photograph
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a primary source photograph is worth even more. With help from a video, examine a photograph and gain an in-depth look into the life and contributions of suffrage leader, Lucy Berns.
3 mins 3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable