Monday, May 23, 2011
Image Detective is an interactive site that has students analyze a historical photo and make conclusions about the photo. Their job is to figure out what is going on in the photo.
Students work through a four step process:
1. Form a question
2. Gather clues
3. Get information
4. Form a conclusion.
There are 9 photos to choose from. Take a look at this screen capture.
Every student could be assigned the same photo to analyze or you could divide the photos up among your students.
To give students a better idea of how the detective process works, I would first show the students the example of how a scholar investigates a photo. It is in the bottom left corner.
I had fun trying several of these Image Detective Photos. And I learned some things along the way! With a little pre-teaching and preparation, I believe that Image Detective could be a great learning experience for students.
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