Worth a Thousand Words
Students review historical images of immigrants coming into Indiana at the beginning of the 20th century. They discuss and analyze the photos for the information they give about the lives and communities of the immigrants.
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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 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
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
A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words Lesson Plan: Telling History Through Art
Students view and discuss paintings that depict the lives of slaves by Johnnie Mae Maberry-Gilbert. They analyze the text that Maberry-Gilbert chose as her inspiration for each work, writing an essay on the effectiveness of the artwork.
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
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 Is Worth a Thousand Words
Students, after reading the book, "Esperanza Rising," create a virtual display by combining different story elements into a visual representation. They choose the setting and characters of a scene that will act as a springboard of ideas...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts