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Pictures as Writing Prompts

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Use these pictures are writing prompts for your students (or yourself!). Feel free to comment with an additional prompt!

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Rare Historical Photos

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Some images become an iconic way in which we remember the past; other images get stuffed into an archive and forgotten.  This particular image in the gallery I find fascinating because in our modern society with a strong conservation ethos is at odds with the attitudes of our forebearers.  True, it most certainly can be argued that our society is not conservationists, but at least in regard to the Redwood forest, we are.  We've enshrined them in song as emblematic of America and federally protected as a National Park and cutting them down is seen as a crime against ecology.  Which images to you find interesting?  How come? 


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Anti-Suffrage Propaganda

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Thank goodness for the failure of those insufferable suffragettes! Why, just imagine the domestic anarchy if the lesser sex were allowed to cast ballots today. Wait...what? Crap. Well, if you crazy...

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 12, 2013 3:45 PM

This set of old "anti-suffrage" propaganda might seem funny, quaint or old-fashioned from our modern lens (or infuriatingly patriarchal), but they are also great primary document to examine the cultural values and political climate of the United States at the turn of the century (even that phrase is old-fashioned and now out of date).  For more see the Choices Program's supplemental board. 

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Em diu que possi el meu punt de vista! Nooor!

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Dating in the 1940s

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 2, 2013 12:25 PM

This video is a classic cultural production that is filled with unintented comedy for today's youth (and adults--I laughed plenty).  It does chronicle the some of the popular culture interactions among youth in that day and dating practices.  It also is a normative production designed to show how things should be within society.  This normative element of earlier TV products (like Leave it to Beaver and Father knows Best) means that they aren't prefect reflections of the society that produced them, but represent an idealized form that many believed should be the aspirational goals of society.    

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20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

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"One of the greatest facets of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the Sifter’s personal favourites is r/ColorizedHistory. The major contributors are a mix of professional and amateur colorizers that bring historic photos to life through color."

 


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Tony Hall's curator insight, August 15, 2013 11:08 PM

This is cool! Really cool! I love monochrome photography but as the comment says "colorizers ... bring historic photos to life through color". Love it!

theo kuechel's comment, August 16, 2013 4:35 AM
This is fascinating for a number of reasons, firstly; in these days of digital photography where the default is 'colour' many photographers choose to convert their images to Black and White in order to create a mood or make visual statements. Although the images used in the piece will be Copyrighted - Flickr Commons http://www.flickr.com/commons offers a wealth of B&W images from museums around the world with 'no known copyright restrictions'. These could be used for all manner of educational and creative projects using colorising techniques.
Armando's curator insight, August 16, 2013 7:28 AM
20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized
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Picture This! Building Photo-Based Writing Skills

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Lesson Plan | A menu of activities for cultivating writing, vocabulary and skimming skills, using photographs as prompts.

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Ghosts of War

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The remarkable pictures show scenes from France today with atmospheric photographs taken in the same place during the war superimposed on top.

 

In this fastinating set of images, Dutch artist and historian Jo Teeuwisse merges her passions literally by superimposing World War II photographs on to modern pictures of the where the photos were originally taken.  This serves as a reminder that places are rich with history; to understand the geography of a place, one must also know it's history (and vice versa).   

 

Tags: Europe, war, images, historial, place. 


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Cam E's curator insight, February 27, 2014 11:26 AM

I'm not even sure what to say about this set of pictures exactly, except that they're a very cool way to see history. I'm interesting in Social Studies and history because I'm captivated by seeing the world framed in a story, and these images do just that. To see the same places where the war was fought and what has changed is great, but these photos also give the impression of some stories of war. The idea of them being "ghosts" gives the impression of something left behind which marks the land even to this day.

Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, September 10, 2014 2:56 PM

Very interesting, I've seen similar things done with Russian cities and parts of the Ukaranian country side.

Wilmine Merlain's curator insight, December 18, 2014 2:47 PM

This Dutch historian does a great job at interweaving places that were ridden by the second world war to its modern reconstruct. As a child, I use to question a lot what a place looked like prior to it being destroyed. In the context of Europe a continent, ridden by war, the historian not only does a great job at depicting past and present, her photographs also show how the country's government went to great lengths to preserve some of its land's historic sites.

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Why little boys wore dresses

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“No, they didn’t!” The group of third-grade students exclaimed. “Yes, they did.

 

Just to jog our cultural perceptions and remember that cultural norms (including gender norms) are socially constructed and change over time and space. 


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A soldier's eye: rediscovered pictures from Vietnam

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"Staff Sergeant Edgar D. Bledsoe, of Olive Branch, Ill., cradles a critically ill Vietnamese infant. The child was brought to Fire Support Base Pershing. This image, with this caption, was originally published in Vol. 3 No. 53 of Tropic Lightning News, December 30, 1968."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 27, 2013 2:44 PM

This gallery of 46 vintage images of the Vietnam War (primarily of U.S. GI's) shows the humanity and the pains of war.  This photoessay is very informative and moving.

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, March 29, 2013 9:42 AM

Charlie Haughey was assigned as a staff photographer in Vietnam, and took over 2000 photos during his 18 month tour.  The negatives sat for 40 years...until now.  

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Kent State: Past and Present

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On May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard gunned down Jeffrey Miller, Allison Krause, William Knox Schroeder, and Sandra Scheuer during an anti-war protest at Kent State University.


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Maegan Anderson's comment, May 7, 2013 12:37 AM
speechless...
Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, May 10, 2013 9:39 AM

Photos like this that juxtapose the original photograph to present day surroundings always grab me.  What an interesting discussion this could be in a history classroom!

Francisco Javier 's curator insight, May 12, 2013 8:52 PM

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Creativity and Writing Prompt Generator

Random writing and journaling prompts, inspiration, and story starters for writers, bloggers, and visual artists.

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Warren Brown's curator insight, October 17, 2013 9:16 AM

A new prompt generator to make your writings more interesting.