Step One: Choose An Image
Ask students to choose an image from the collection that either
- connects to an experience that you have had
- relates to something you know a lot about
- and/or leaves you with questions
Step Two: Explore the Image
- Pass out Crop It tools
- Invite students to explore the image
- Pose a question and have students Crop to the answer
- What first caught your eye? Think - Why did you notice this part?
- Who or what is this image about? Think - Why is this person or thing important?
- Where does this take place? Think - What happened at this place?
Step Three: Identify the Evidence
Details or evidence that might give us information
Step Four: Close the Lesson
- Ask students what they learned about the topic.
- Ask them to reflect on what they learned about looking at the sources.
- When might someone use this process?
- Asking too many questions at step two.
- Allowing students to share to soon.
Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/
LOC Prints and Photographs http://www.loc.gov/pictures/