ERIC Number: ED380381
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Picturing Iowa's History.
Ruth, Amy, Ed.
Goldfinch, v16 n2 Win 1994
This issue focuses on how advancements in photography affected Iowans and the pictures they took of their communities. Five famous and not so famous photographers who have taken pictures of Iowa's history are featured: (1) John Plumbe, Jr.; (2) Isaac A. Wetherby; (3) D. C. Hale; (4) Duluth Pieper; and (5) E. M. Clark. Instructions for making picture postcards and caring for old photographs are included. A series of photographs from different periods of Iowa history poses questions to help students discover why Iowans took photographs, how they lived and dressed, what they did for fun, and what was important to them. The article suggests that photographs of modern students' lives are tomorrow's historical clues. This activity asks students to explore the photos they have at home and compare and contrast them with the pictures in the article. A series of photographs by two Iowa students record a day in the life of each of their families. An article on helping history shows students how photographs can be used to document history and reflect the changes in the appearance of towns. Several old photographs are featured in another article that helps students understand how photo-historians uncover clues by studying photographs and asking questions about what they see. Other features include a short story and a comic. (DK)
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary Education, Historiography, Learning Activities, Local History, Photographs, Photography, Primary Sources, Research Tools, State History
Goldfinch, State Historical Society of Iowa, 402 Iowa Avenue, Iowa City, IA 52240-1806 (subscription, 4 issues, $10).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Historical Society, Iowa City.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa