Photographs as History

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Imagine being a war photographer embedded in World War I. How do you see your role? How might your photos influence that study of the war? Of history? Class members select a photograph, adopt the perspective of the photographer, and craft an analysis of the picture. Detailed directions for the activity, as well as photos and worksheets are included in the packet. Although designed for Canadian learners, this activity could be easily adapted to any classroom.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations

  • Photos reflecting the American experience are available online from the National World War I Museum at the Liberty Memorial site
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • The detailed plan includes clear directions and specific expectations for the project
  • Although the photos are of Canadian soldiers, the images are universal
Cons

  • None
Common Core