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.