Analyzing a Photograph of Sally Ride

Sometimes, a picture really does say it all. The activity uses a picture of astronaut Sally Ride to help elementary academics make observations and form conclusions. Young historians study the picture, complete short written prompts, and discuss what they think Sally Ride's job is based on the image. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners draw a picture of Sally Ride
  • Create a visual board representing astronauts and NASA
Classroom Considerations
  • The activity requires Internet access to complete the written responses 
Pros
  • The activity is great to use for Women's History Month
  • Resource gives young scholars a great introduction to historical analysis 
Cons
  • None