Picturing America at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

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Images, images. Young people today are surrounded by images and it is critical that they become aware of how they are impacted by these images. Here's a series of activities that encourage learners to develop their skills in reading visuals and to develop awareness of the appeals used to attract their attention. The first activity has class members reading two early 20th century short stories and an excerpt from The Jungle. They then access The Library of Congress American Memory website and select an image to go with each text. Class discussion focuses on why individuals feel their choices are appropriate. Complete directions for the activities and links to all resources are included in the packet.

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