How to Use Analyses of Historical Photos in Your Social Studies Units

How to use analyses of historical photos in your social studies units

Providing students with a high quality social studies education is a non-negotiable. You may have just a textbook, or may be without curriculum in general. If you are looking for ways to go beyond lecturing or reading from a textbook, you're in luck! Here's a great way to include primary sources in your unit of study.

What are Primary Sources?

Primary sources are first-hand accounts of a topic or event from the past. Primary sources can include documents, journal entries, newspapers, or photographs, to name a few. Today, I'm going to focus on how you can use historical photos to help your students better understand a time frame or event in history.

Photo Analysis Lesson Steps

For younger kiddos, you will want to do this analysis activity whole group and walk your students through the steps, but older students can do this independently or with partners.