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: We Are the 99%

This Visual Learning lesson will get your students thinking about how much information they want to know about where their food comes from.

Visual Learning: Boom!

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"

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: Paper Cranes for Peace

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

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

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

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

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: Are You Really What You Wear?

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

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

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

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

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.