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Lead students in a critical analysis of an image that enhances their observational, interpretive, and critical thinking skills.
Invite students to nonverbally communicate something they have read or watched, using a color, a symbol, and an image.
Students recreate historical photographs by performing the scenes in small groups.
Students examine how identity and biases can impact how individuals interpret images and experience the challenge of selecting images to represent news events, particularly connected to sensitive issues.
Schools taught Native Americans to imitate white men in a liberal "civilizing" mission in 1875. This is a story of cultural genocide--a humanist experiment gone bad.
Using photographs, drawings, home movies, music, and interviews with survivors, this production re-creates Jewish life in Poland from the late 19th century through the 1930s.
View photographs taken following Kristallnacht during November 1938.
Movie stills from the animated film featuring the poem "The Hangman" by Maurice Ogden, written in 1951.
The following four photographs were taken by Will Okun during his trip to Congo in June 2007 and are published on his website, www.wjzo.com.
View images of teenager Michael Brown.
View images of Franz Stangl, the commandant from Treblinka.
The images in the Identity gallery visually capture ideas and topics explored in each of the Readings in this section and focus on the relationship between identity, culture, and history.