Analyzing a Photograph of Clara Barton

This Analyzing a Photograph of Clara Barton interactive also includes:

Just who was Clara Barton? Using an archive photo from the National Archives, class members consider the legacy of the founder of the American Red Cross. The activity includes the photograph, along with prompts to help young scholars "meet" the photograph.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the resource to introduce a topic, such as the Civil War, nursing, or heroes
  • Model prompts to build activities around other photographs
Classroom Considerations
  • Activity requires computer access
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Prompts build primary source image analysis skills
  • Photograph stimulates students to be historically curious
Cons
  • While the activity has a submission function for students to turn in work, it's not clear where information goes