This website is about unit 1, bimester 1, April to May 2017:

Turning points and connections – exploring primary source materials and relative experiences after El Niño.

Here are some of the questions we will be asking during the unit:

Factual questions

  • What are primary sources? Why are they important?
  • What is photo reportage and its components?
  • How do you conduct an interview?
  • Why are firsthand accounts important?

Conceptual questions

  • How do photographs convey information?
  • How does our perspective influence what photos we like/take?
  • What communication skills are needed for a successful interview?
  • What is the best way to find out another person’s perspective?

Debatable questions

  • What sources of information did people rely on during el niño?
  • What sources are the most reliable and why?
  • What are the pros and cons of using social media during a natural disaster?
  • Should you take risks to get primary source materials during natural disasters?

Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Mariana Bazo.