This simple, powerful project allows each student to select a photo that interests them, research it and then present their findings in a large photo gallery to their classmates, the school, other teachers, or the community as a whole.
The teacher hangs the 110 photos on a wall in the hallway or classroom and allows the photos to hang for a few days. Anticipation and curiosity builds and then the teacher can explain the project with the examples and instructions provided.
Grading is simple and you get a lot of “bang for the buck” with this assignment. There is a lot of structure but so much room for creativity and student ownership of their work!
With this purchase you get:
• 110 Holocaust era photographs with a key word or hint for students to use as they begin researching their selected photograph. Photos are as large as possible while still fitting on one sheet.
• A time saving description of each picture to aid teachers in prompting students with their research and for grading purposes. Interesting facts are included with many of these as well as the link to the description.
• A set of teacher instructions and tips
• Two completed photo gallery examples: one of a photo from an Imagine Dragons concert and another from 9/11
• A page of student instructions
• A grading rubric
• Eighteen questions that students can answer while they research their photographs. These help when they write their own commentary about their selected photograph
The gallery includes photos of resistors, liberation, pre-war photos, death camps and concentration camps, the ghettos, justice for the perpetrators and top Nazis. Every photo has a compelling, sad, or inspiring story behind it. There are a dozen or so emotional photos that celebrate resistance and survival.
Please see the preview for a look at two samples.
Best wishes and I look forward to your constructive feedback,
The Past is a Blast.