Dig Deep with Primary Source Deep Image Analysis

In the second of two posts I've written for the Barat Education Foundation and its TPS-Barat Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress program, I go into detail on how to get students to look closely at primary source art and photos and really think about the meaning behind the images.

In the first post, Integrating Tech: Using Skitch and Evernote to Analyze Images, I wrote about how these two tools allow students to interact with a high definition color image from history and annotate it in a way that shows personal learning.

This second post, Teaching Now: Deep Image Analysis, gets into how to pose questions to students so that they'll look closely at the images for evidence to help them find an answer. There are even examples of the questions I posed and the student work that resulted.

For instance, to help students understand why the Women's Rights Movement started in the early 19th century, I asked, "Which parts of gender roles are public and which are private?" Below, you can see how one student used an image from Godey's Lady's Book to help investigate the answer.

Do see more student work, click here to read the full post.


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