Worth a Thousand Words: Depression-Era Photographs
Young scholars view images of New Deal programs to see its successes. They work in groups to create captions for the images and suggest captions that might indicate different meanings.
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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
The Great Depression
From Black Tuesday to Hoovervilles and the Dust Bowl, here is a resource that will offer your learners a comprehensive overview of the Great Depression. It includes a detailed PowerPoint presentation and guided notes template, activities...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
US History Overview 2 - Reconstruction to the Great Depression
Ambitiously spanning American history from 1865 to 1941, this video discusses and clarifies topics such as women's suffrage, the sinking of the Maine, and the development of America as a world empire. Maps and photographs will engage...
14 mins 8th - 11th 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
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 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