You will be writing a total of 4 comments - one that is an extensive response and three that are meant to continue conversations begun by other students. See below the images for further instructions.
Consider each of the following images from the decades of the 1930s-1940s:
Identify and note details:
What do you notice first? Why?
What people and objects are shown? How are they arranged?
What is the physical setting? Is it significant?
What, if any, words do you see? Is there anything significant about those words and if so, what?
What other details can you see? (Colors, background details, etc.)
Generate and test hypotheses about the image:
Why do you think this image was made?
Who do you think was the audience for this image?
What tools were used to create this?
What can you learn from examining this image?
If someone made this today, what would be different? What would be the same?
Ask questions to lead to more observations and reflections:
What do you wonder about... who? · what? · when? · where? · why? · how?
2. Comment on someone else's response on three OTHER images. (So, if you answer the above questions for the 50s image, you might make one comment on someone's post on the 40s image, one comment on someone's post on the 70s image, and one comment on someone's post on the 30s image)