Exploring Global Awareness Through Photos

Looking for a provocation to get your students thinking about global issues? Explore these thought-provoking photos to build a deeper understanding of children’s lives around the world.

These images are useful for thinking deeply about concepts like wealth, poverty, resources, happiness, rights, responsibilities, perspective, identity, diversity and citizenship. Photo provocations are great ways to hook students into targeted concepts. Allow students to think freely about the presented photos, or opt to introduce them with questions that guide students towards preset understandings. High-quality images are effective in encouraging students to analyze, compare, question, hypothesize and reflect.

Personalize the use of these images by having students:



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