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Unit 1: Redefining World Society and Culture

Lesson D: Life and Times in the Pre-Modern World

Activity 1: Analyzing Images

For some civilizations, we are fortunate to have images that we can use to help us understand how people lived. Let us look at a few American images to practice some skills regarding examining images.

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Classroom Activity - Analyzing Images

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Directions: Prepare a response to the discussion questions below. Follow your teacher's directions to participate in your class discussion.

  • What event does the image portray?
  • Who created the image and why?
  • What does the image suggest the creator and the civilization valued? What makes you say this?
  • Who is in the image, and who is not?
  • What conclusions can you draw about the way people lived based upon the image?
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