Understanding Historical Photos

Grade Range: 9-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials, Primary Sources, Lessons & Activities
Date Posted: 8/5/2008

This resource will help students understand how to analyze historical photos to better understand the intentions of those who took them. Every photograph is both truthful and deceptive. These images were selected to illustrate some of the intricacies in reading historical photographs. This activity is included in the online exhibition entitled Whatever Happened to Polio?

National Standards

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)

Instructional Strategies