Have you seen this picture of Addie?
This famous photograph is by Lewis Hine.
I started by putting Addie's picture up on an anchor chart, and giving my students a similar copy for their interactive notebooks. For homework, I asked them to make observations about the picture, and write them down in the notebook.
The next day, we discussed what we observed, and I wrote their observations in BLUE marker on the anchor chart. Any observations that they didn't have were added to the notebook. There was a great discussion about the inferences they could make about young Addie, and of course I made them back it up with at least two pieces of text evidence, either from the actual photograph or from what we had read in our text book.
Then, we read an article: Searching for Addie The Story behind a Famous Photograph by Elizabeth Winthrop. After reading and discussing the article, we added information from this secondary source in GREEN on the anchor chart. We had a great discussion about the information you can gather and how it is different based on whether it is a document, photograph, primary or secondary source.
Finally, we started our DBQ on the positive and negative effects of the Industrial Revolution. I went over each document and question with my students before providing them the TDEC organizer for writing. I love the insightful comments they were making when they had to look closely at a second photograph from Lewis Hine. Kudos to my Smarties!
Hang in there, we can almost see Friday!