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Analyzing Photographs  Student Worksheet

From the National Archives and Records Administration, http://www.nara.gov/

Step 1. Observation

A. Study the photograph for 2 minutes. Form an overall impression of the photograph and then examine individual items. Next, divide the photo into quadrants and study each section to see what new details become visible.

B. Use the chart below to list people, objects, and activities in the photograph. 
 

People

Objects

Activities

     
     
     
     
     
     

Step 2. Inference 

Based on what you have observed above, list three things you might infer from this photograph.

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Step 3. Questions

A. What questions does this photograph raise in your mind?

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B. Where could you find answers to them? 

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