Hidden Truths in History … a creative approach to learning about source criticism

Kopia av stalin (3)The purpose of this photo project was to quickly bring students into issues related to source criticism and historical awareness in a creative and fun way.

Each group chose a historical painting, a poster or a photo and read about the people and events that it reflected . They studied the picture and what lurked behind the selected image.  Then, it was time to make their own version of the original work.  In this part of the task, they should show what was the “hidden truth” in the original work.Kopia av stalin (1) (1)

The students then presented their pictures along with the idea behind their work.  To complete the task , students were given a total of 70min , showing that creative elements need not be time-consuming.


Bildprojekt – källor och dolda sanningar.

Syftet med bildprojektet var att snabbt sätta in eleverna i frågor som rör källkritik och historiemedvetenhet på ett kreativt och roligt sätt.

I grupp fick de välja en historisk tavla, en affisch eller ett fotografi och läsa på om personerna och händelserna som avspeglas. När de skapat sig en bild av vad som dolde sig bakom den valda bilden så var det dags att göra en egen version av originalverket men denna gång skulle det som inte syntes i originalet visualiseras.

Eleverna presenterade sedan sina bilder tillsammans med informationen de fått fram inför de andra eleverna. För att slutföra uppgiften fick eleverna totalt 70min på sig vilket visar att kreativa inslag inte behöver vara tidskrävande.

About kristylundstrom

I currently work as Head at Viktor Rydberg Gymnasium in Djursholm. I am a student of learning. I am interested to see where it happens, when it happens, and how it happens. I am also a math and computer science teacher. I have lived in Belgium and in the USA. I really appreciate my multi-cultural environment - I believe it adds dynamics to our school.
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One Response to Hidden Truths in History … a creative approach to learning about source criticism

  1. Pingback: Connecting ideas through images … creative approach to learning source criticism | Learning @ VRG

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