Be a photo detective! What is going on in this picture? What clues do you see? Don’t be afraid to state the obvious. Noticing details can lead to greater insight.
What people, objects and activities do you notice?
Try an artist’s trick. Divide the photo into four quadrants and study each section. What new details do you see?
Based on what you have observed, what can you infer from this photograph? What questions do you have?
Come back on Monday when we will update the post with more identifying information.
- Photo Analysis Worksheet from the National Archives
- Standards: SS.4.A.1.1, LAFS.68.RH.1.2, LAFS.68.RH.1.1, LAFS.910.RH.1.1, LAFS.910.RH.1.2, LAFS.1112.RH.1.1, LAFS.1112.RH.1.2, LAFS.1112.RH.3.9, SS.912.W.1.3, SS.912.A.1.2
UPDATE: It’s Fuller’s Earth!
Fuller’s earth was mined by the Floridin Company in Quincy, Florida. Fuller’s earth has been used in the movies to make pyrotechnic explosions look more spectacular as the fine particles linger in the air and reflect light. It also has uses for filtration, as an absorbent and as a cleaning agent.
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