Questioning Images

How can we analyze the purpose and meaning behind images?

Questioning Images

Questioning Images is a visual literacy activity developed by in collaboration with

Images are powerful. A picture can inspire an emotion or shape the way we understand people, issues, and events. Many expressions describe the impact of visual information  — ”a picture is worth a thousand words” or “seeing is believing.”

Unlike text, images are immediate and don’t take much time or effort to make sense of. It’s the power of images to appeal to our emotions that makes it essential to ask questions about them. Much misinformation travels in a visual form, but even when images are not being used maliciously, valuable information can be found by analyzing them.

This lesson employs a framework that allows students to use their visual literacy and digital literacy skills in tandem. The aim of this activity is to develop everyday fact-checking habits, and build and ability to interpret and think critically about images.

 

LINKS & DOWNLOADS

Secondary

Lesson Plan (PDF) (Word) (Google Drive)
Teacher Guide  (PDF) (Word) (Google Drive)
Questioning Images Framework (PDF)
Worksheet (PDF) (Word)
Slide Deck: Disinformation (PPT) (Google Drive )
Slide Deck: Questioning Images (PPT) (Google Drive)
Slide Deck: Image examples (PPT)(Google Drive)

***For reverse-image searchable images, please visit newswise.ca/studentimages***

 

Elementary

Lesson Plan (PDF) (Word) (Google Drive)
Teacher Guide (PDF) (Word) (Google Drive)
Questioning Images Framework (PDF)
Worksheet (PDF) (Word)
Slide Deck: Disinformation  (PPT) (Google Drive)
Slide Deck: Questioning Images (PPT) (Google Drive)
Slide Deck: Image examples (PPT)(Google Drive)

***For reverse-image searchable images, please visit newswise.ca/studentimages***

 

Support Video 1: Verifying Images and Videos

 

Support Video 2: Evaluating Social Media Accounts

 

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