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: Boom!
by Idil Levitas
This Visual Learning lesson will get your students thinking about the devastation that oil spills can have on human and marine life.
Visual Learning: "Out of many, one"
by Katelin Carter
This Visual Learning lesson will get your students thinking about the growing number of organizations dedicated to making this world a better place, and how art has a magical, powerful way of making bold statements.
Visual Learning: “Who’s that swimming in my pool?”
by Katelin Carter
This Visual Learning lesson will get your students thinking about their relationship with nature, and how development affects wild animals.
Visual Learning: Paper Cranes for Peace
by Callie Recknagel
With this YES! lesson plan, try to truly understand an image, its message, and why it’s interesting (or not). In this case it's all about peace.
Visual Learning: Out of the Blue
by Callie Recknagel
This Visual Learning lesson will get your students thinking about where their water comes from, and the effectiveness (or not) of public demonstrations.
Visual Learning: Sacred Water
by Breanne Durham
This Visual Learning lesson will get your students thinking about the sacred places in their lives, and who typically is exposed to environmental health risks.
Visual Learning: Cone in the Cob
by Breanne Durham
With this YES! lesson plan, try to truly understand an image, its message, and why it’s interesting (or not). In this case it's all about simplicity.
Visual Learning: A Slow, Press-ious Process
by Jing Fong
With this YES! lesson plan, try to truly understand an image, its message, and why it’s interesting (or not). In this case it's all about local, sustainable farming.
Visual Learning: Happiness Is Where You Find It
by Jing Fong
With this YES! lesson plan, try to truly understand an image, its message, and why it’s interesting (or not). In this case it's all about happiness.
Visual Learning: Are You Really What You Wear?
by Jing Fong
With this YES! lesson plan, try to truly understand an image, its message, and why it’s interesting (or not). In this case it's all about a different image of Iran.
Visual Learning: Have Wheels, Will Travel
by Alyssa Austin
With this YES! lesson plan, you and your students can luxuriate—and pause—to truly understand an image, its message, and why it’s interesting (or not). In this case it's all about bikes.
Visual Learning: Gone Fishing
by Alyssa Austin
Use this photo to ask your students what they notice and are wondering. Then share the facts behind the image to connect to greater understanding and discovery.
Visual Learning: Walking Slowly
by Alyssa Austin
Use this photo to ask your students what they notice and are wondering. Then share the facts behind the image to connect to greater understanding and discovery.
Visual Learning: Art Cars at Burning Man
by Alyssa Austin
Images, photos, and pictures stimulate the mind. For the viewer, they offer a chance to connect and question. They also offer potential for play and imagination, and pulling the observer into purposeful messages.
Visual Learning: Salt Flats of Uyuni
by Lilja Otto
Images, photos, and pictures stimulate the mind. For the viewer, they offer a chance to connect and question. They also offer potential for play and imagination, and pulling the observer into purposeful messages.