ERIC Number: ED146069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Eakle, Arlene H.
The booklet explains how family photographs can be used to teach about history, life style, and social values. The approach can be used in elementary or senior high classes in history, social science, or humanities. The personal aspect of using family photographs is seen to be important in ensuring student interest. As historical documents, photographs provide a sense of reality. Several photographs are shown and analyzed to illustrate how physical objects, body language, facial expressions, and positioning of people can tell a lot about the historical period, relationships between specific people, and personality traits. Dating can be done by identifying the photographic process (daguerrotype, ferrotype, celluloid) and the studio backdrop (curtain, rustic glade, railway car). Comparison of aerial photographs of specific regions over time illustrates economic change and growth. These changes imply transformations in family life as well. A section on illustrating family history suggests ways to create moods or tell sequential stories through photo essays, illustrate written histories with sketches or water color paintings, and produce home movies and slide presentations. (AV)
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Learning Activities, Life Style, Local History, Photographs, Social Change, Social History, Social Values, Teaching Guides
Family History World, 10 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101 ($5.50, quantity discounts available, paper cover)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Family History World, Salt Lake City, UT.
Note: Not available in hard copy from EDRS due to poor reproducibility of original document