Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice

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Photographs can sometimes capture important moments in American history. Activities will help students: analyze the time period of a photograph to gain a greater understanding of history; explore issues of racism, stereotypes, and bias; explore how photographs can expose racism. This lesson on using photogrpahs to teach social justice is aligned to Common Core State Standard: RH.9-10.1

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August 2016
Great! I utilize this quite a bit and it is very effective.
August 2014
Thanks for giving me some ideas for my Anne Frank unit
December 2013
Good resource. Using photographs is a great way to "hook" students to want to learn. One of the links in the resource is confusing -- doesn't bring you to where you need to go automatically.