A Picture’s Worth: Analyzing Historical Photographs in the Elementary Grades

SocialStudies.org. “A Picture’s Worth: Analyzing Historical Photographs in the Elementary Grades.” A Lesson Plan for Analyzing an Authentic Photograph. When using historical pictures in the classroom, teachers should assume that students will need the most help drawing their observations together to reach conclusions about the lives of people at a particular time. Sets of photographs—along with probing questions and graphic organizers—can help students develop these important skills of authentic historical inquiry.