What’s going on in this photo?

What is going on

Intriguing street scene. Courtesy of Rodrigo ABD/Associated Press


We are starting to look at primary sources in our first unit. Our essential question today is: What are primary sources and why are they important in the news?

First, let’s take a look at this photo and using the visual thinking method we have learnt, say what is going on in this photo.

Where was it taken? Why is the man in the water? What is he doing?

These are just some of the questions we can ask about this photo. You will be able to think of many more.

Once you have taken a good look at the photo (I see, I think, I wonder) and you are ready to describe what you think is going on in this photo, post a comment below, answering the question: What is going on in this photo?

The object of this exercise is to discover how much detail and how many questions can arise from one photo, and how important it is to have access to the people and the primary sources that make the news.

I will reveal the story behind the photo in a later post.


Thank you.


14 thoughts on “What’s going on in this photo?

  1. I see…. a man drowning in a pool inside a road.
    I think… Maybe he needs help, maybe he is did it on purpose because its too hot.
    I wonder…. How did the pool get there?


  2. The guy in the water wanted to hide from the police so he tried to hide in the water but when he tried to look if the police officer were following him, he got caught.


  3. I see a man in a hole filled whith dirty water. I think that the water comes from the sewer. I wonder if the man fall in the hole?
    jujujujujuj viva el Apra


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