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- Address common stereotypes about people living in regions different than their own.
- To provoke discussion on how a cropped image may be a distorted representation of an original image.
Time Required: 10 minute activity or can be extended to one or several lessons
- Encourage awareness of seeing and understanding the complete picture (literally and metaphorically) before making a judgment.
1. Each group is given a cropped photo (different photo per group)
2. Group members are asked to discuss and/or draw what they feel is needed to completes the picture. (3 minutes)
3. Using the PowerPoint presentation, bring up one photo at a time and ask the groups to share their thoughts on completing the picture.
4. Share with the audience the complete picture & the story behind it.
- students write a story on the fragments and or complete picture
- create their own “completing the picture” using images from TakingITGlobal or elsewhere
- do a critical analysis of images in the media
Activity adapted from:
Fountain, S. (August 1995). UNICEF. Education for Development: A Teacher's Resource for Global Learning. Heinemann.
-Two photos for each pair of students a complete photo (either on PPt or paper) a cropped version of the original photo - A description of the photo. - PowerPoint presentation including the photographs and descriptions
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