One of the most powerful ways to integrate technology, social studies, and language arts is through the use of image journals. I was first introduced to this by Tracey Greggs from NC DPI. In an elementary conference, she spoke on how to use images to teach perspective in social studies. It is also a great way to get students writing. If we tie this in with a blog, students can respond to others perspective and truly begin to generate discussion!
So here is your exercise...
Of the three pictures seen here, which one do you most identify with and why??
Picture from dailykos.com/storyonly/ 2006/3/16/142347/548
Picture from fastblogit.com/ tags/war,iraq
Picture from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/06/16/wus16.xml&sSheet=/news/2006/06/16/ixnews.html