The first time I had my students analyze a historical photograph, I was AMAZED at the amount of thinking they were doing. If you want to implement more critical and higher order thinking into your Social Studies / History lessons - seriously, have your students analyze a photograph. I promise, you will not be disappointed:)
I created this Graphic Organizer to help guide your students in analyzing a historical photograph. Not only does the Graphic Organizer serve as a guide, but it's also a place for them to record what they are thinking. It includes three important parts of analyzing photographs: Observations, Making Inferences, and Asking Questions. Since making inferences can be difficult for the younger grades, I've included sentence starters that can help them with writing those.
This is also a great teaching tool that aligns with the Common Core State Standards for teaching Nonfiction - Historical Events.
If you have any questions about this product or how to incorporate it into your lessons, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to help!
*** I'm in the process of creating Graphic Organizers for analyzing artifacts, documents, and political cartoons as well....They'll be posted soon!