See free resources for parents and educators to teach kids about social justice and racial equality.
1 Background Knowledge
Write the word "observation" on the board. Ask students to respond on the Padlet wall to one of the following:
- a synonym for the word
- an example for the word from their lives
- a definition of the word
Students will go to the Padlet link that is given by the teacher and type their response on the Padlet board.
On the projector, display the first photo of Europe from the National Geographic site.
Put the following questions on the board:
- Does this photo look like Europe to you? Why or why not?
- Where do you think this is located? What clues in the photo helped you determine the location?
- What else can you see in this photo? What is happening? How can you tell?
Hand out the worksheet on making observations to each student. Show each of the photos in the gallery and have students complete the worksheet. Be sure to cover each of the captions for the photos.
Watch each of the photos for clues and complete the worksheet.
3 Share Out
Have students to turn and talk at their tables about the observations they made. Ask students to give specific reasons about the inferences they made on the worksheet.
4 Confirm Identity
5 Reflection on Observation Skills
Ask students to write a reflection on the Padlet wall to the following question:
How would you change your observations after completing this activity?