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Essential Lens: Analyzing Photographs Across the Curriculum

Witness (video)

Photographs bear witness to world events and help us to learn more about people, places, and situations -- historical and present day. Middle school teacher Donald Rose guides students in analyzing photos from school integration movements of the 1960s. Documentary film producer Ken Burns weaves photographs into historical narratives to bring the past to life. Photojournalist Louie Palu's photos take us deep into mines and war zones, and engage us with the individuals who take on those tasks.

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Photographs bear witness to the world around us and give us an opportunity to learn more about historical and present day people, places, and events. In this video, you’ll meet three people who witness the power of photographs to teach and communicate.

  • Middle school teacher Donald Rose conducts an activity from the Change and Resistance collection.
  • Documentary film producer Ken Burns shares how he weaves photographs into historical narratives to bring the past to life.
  • Photojournalist Louie Palu talks about what it takes and what it means to document war.

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Photographs bear witness to the world around us and give us an opportunity to learn more about historical and present-day people, places, and events. In this video, you’ll meet three people who witness the power of photographs to teach and communicate.

  • Middle school teacher Donald Rose conducts an activity from the Change and Resistance collection.
  • Documentary film producer Ken Burns shares how he weaves photographs into historical narratives to bring the past to life.
  • Photojournalist Louie Palu talks about what it takes and what it means to document war.

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Essential Lens: Analyzing Photographs Across the Curriculum

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Produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting. © 2015
Photos downloaded from the Essential Lens site are cleared for educational use only. For other uses, please contact Annenberg Learner for permission.
  • Closed Captioning
  • ISBN: 1-57680-905-6

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