17 page/slide Great Depression resource is a photo analysis that uses a "centers" activity format with five different photos/centers. This excellent resource includes five different and powerful photos related to life during the Great Depression that can be used in the five different centers for use in the classroom. As well, the resource includes the five photos in a PowerPoint for the teacher to use in order to facilitate the activity and for class discussions.
The students rotate through each of the five centers in order to view a different image related to the Great Depression and use an included photo analysis chart in order to record their observations and interpretations of each image. The included photo analysis chart requires students to interpret each photo and then to offer an overall interpretation. This is a great activity for building and improving student photo analysis skills and collaboration skills as they rotate and work with other students.
The resource includes a concluding writing assignment wherein students must pick one of the five photos and argue in favor of it as an influential photo to show life during the Great Depression. The writing assignment includes detailed instructions and a marking rubric for ease of assessment.
The resource also includes a detailed teachers guide that explains how to facilitate the centers activity and offers descriptions of how to differentiate the activity based on the needs of the teacher/classroom. The detailed teachers guide also includes a teacher key for each of the included Great Depression images that the teacher can use to facilitate the centers activity and class discussion.
This is a great activity to introduce the Great Depression to your students or to build up your students photo analysis skills. This will make a great addition to your unit of study!