Eckford was one of the first African-American students to attend the newly desegregated Little Rock High School. In the photo, you see her entering the school grounds while a throng of white students jeer, most prominently Hazel Bryan, teeth barred, enraged. The photo was disseminated worldwide within a couple of days, uncorking new support for civil rights. In this DBI, students will practice Deeply Viewing several documents in order to discover the “whole story” surrounding the primary source photograph and other sources conveying controversial, historical and present-day interactions in the media.. This will be done in order to bring visible learning to the forefront as well as social and moral awareness with regard to stereotypes, bias and prejudice
Document Based Inquiries (DBI) adapt easily to content in many disciplines and ensure that all students read, think, and contribute to discussions and solutions to problems. DBI is particularly useful in introducing a topic because it fosters curiosity and builds immediate feedback about learning. Furthermore, DBI helps teachers build the necessary background knowledge for future learning.