In a few words, Do you like taking pictures? Why (not)?
Make a list of top five things you all take pictures of.
What do you think we can learn from pictures that we can’t learn from words?
Pictures are a useful tool to explain concepts and help remember information. Pictures can show relationships between ideas that may not be obvious in text. Pictures can make complex topics more interesting and engaging.
Using Pictures for Learning
Visual Learning: Learning that uses visual aids such as pictures or diagrams to help explain a concept or idea. Photography: The art or practice of taking and processing photographs. Graphic Design: The art or skill of combining text and pictures in advertisements, magazines, or books.
What kind of animal do you think this is? What size do you imagine it is? What do you take pictures of
Group discussion: Look at the picture and discuss the questions on page 36.
The earliest known photograph was taken in 1826 by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. The first color photograph was taken in 1861 by Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell. The first digital camera was created by Steve Sasson in 1975.
What do you think is the best way to use pictures?
- To decorate, for fun
- To explain and illustrate something
- To tell a story or convey emotion
- For educational purposes
Write: Can pictures make you feel happy, sad, frightened, or angry? Can looking at a picture change the way you feel?
Why is it important to identify the author’s viewpoint?