Visual Learning

From a single photo, ask your students what they notice and what they wonder. After sharing the photo caption and facts behind the image, listen to the conversation ignite into more questions and a flurry of opinions.

Visual Learning: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
by Morgan Wright
This Visual Learning Lesson uses an intriguing photo to get your students thinking about the tensions between wilderness and industry, and the importance of being a conscious consumer.
Visual Learning: Heart and Sole
by Jim McGowan
This Visual Learning lesson will get your students to think about prisoners—the uniforms prisoners wear and the most effective ways to prepare for their transition back into society.
Visual Learning: What Was Saved
by Martha Laura Garcia
This Visual Learning lesson will get your students thinking about preparing for natural disasters and how they can reach out to those in need of relief aid.
Visual Learning: With These Hands
by Natalie Lubsen
This Visual Learning lesson will get your students thinking about poverty—here and in other countries—and will help them explore a creative approach to solve poverty.
Visual Learning: Knock, Knock. Who's There?
by Cynthia Daniel
This Visual Learning lesson will get your students thinking about people experiencing homelessness and the importance of sleep.
Visual Learning: Message in a Bottle
by Jing Fong
This Visual Learning lesson will get your students thinking about the risks and rewards of protests, and how to use social media to get people to support your cause.
Visual Learning: Out of Character
by Jing Fong
This Visual Learning activity will get your students thinking about the intersection of handwriting and digital typeface, and the fate of cursive writing around the world.
Visual Learning: In a Bind
by Molly Lunn
This Visual Learning activity will get your students thinking about what it would be like to live a nomadic lifestyle, and to be forced to live and work in an unfamiliar place.
Visual Learning: High and Dry
by Susan Lloyd
This Visual Learning lesson will get your students thinking about what it would be like to live in a remote area and between two worlds—the past of their ancestors and the present of American mainstream culture.
Visual Learning: Lost Your Marbles?
by Susan Lloyd
This Visual Learning lesson plan will get your students thinking about community, public art, and why they can or can't buy spray paint.
Visual Learning: Gauze for Concern
by Susan Lloyd
This Visual Learning lesson will get your students thinking about the foreclosure crisis in this country and what it might feel like to lose your home.
Visual Learning: It's in the Bag
by Mirabai Troll
This Visual Learning activity will get students thinking about how we use plastic, and the implications of living conveniently.
Visual Learning: Who Is That Masked Man?
by Mirabai Troll
This Visual Literacy lesson will get your students thinking about the Occupy Wall Street movement, and what's behind a mask.
Visual Learning: You Say Tomato, I Say Tomahto
by Mirabai Troll
Visual Learning activity using an image of industrial tomato field in the central valley of California.
Visual Learning: To Dye For
by Idil Levitas
This Visual Learning lesson will get your students thinking about where their clothes come from and how colorful fabric is made.