This easy to use tool shows students how to "close read" primary and secondary source images. This tool is designed to be used with the FREE graphic organizers titled, "The Close Reading of Primary and Secondary Source Images:Teacher Guide" and "The Close Reading of Primary and Secondary Source Images:Student Edition." The wheel encourages students to cycle through four lenses (Intuitive, Fact Finder, Pattern Maker and Point of View) to make inferences regarding the image. Additionally, the back cover of the wheel has information on how to establish historical context, examples of primary and secondary sources and places to look for historical images.
Assembling the Wheel
1. After printing the 4 pages with color ink on card stock paper, cut out the blank section on the front and back cover of the wheel.
2. Place the two wheels showing the lenses back to back so you can see the same color lens in the cut out section. This way, if kids are using this tool, they can see the same lens whether they are on the front or back of the wheel.
3 . Place a fastener through the center of the wheel to keep it together.
4. Staple the outer edges of the front and back cover of the wheel to provide the inner wheel with some support.
5. It is now ready to use with the FREE graphic organizers!