This is a Powerpoint with a lot of cool (and strange!) images from The New York Times website.
The students use their inferencing skills to figure out what the photo is all about. It forces their brain to use their prior knowledge and connect it to what they see.
There's the "answer", or the description, on the second slide for each image. They always want to know the actual description afterwards.
**Note - there's a handout in my shop that goes with this.
They can fill in this handout based on their own images they pick OR you can pick the ones you want them to focus on.
ALSO! Here's a historical-based version of the same activity - they'll make really different connections based on their knowledge of history