Examining the Evidence: Teaching With Documents

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Description: The purpose of this lesson is to help students glean information from primary documents.  The modern world demands that students be able to navigate a reality dominated by visual information.  Sight is the dominate sense, and modern communications media increasingly appeal to that sense.  This means that students need to become visually literate, that is to develop the ability to look at an image, analyze it, and decode it.  Students need to read images in the same sense they read text. 

 Grade level(s): Middle                     Standards: OAS, GFL             Produced By: Brenda Chapman and         Pam Merrill