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Daily Photo (6/8/20) – Selling After School

Photo — “Selling After School, 1913”

Use the photos posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of a photo analysis.

October 1913. San Antonio, Texas. “Lionel Perry, 9-year-old newsboy. Starts out at 5 a.m. usually, 4 a.m. on Sundays. Sells after school.” Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine for the National Child Labor Committee.

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Daily Photo (6/5/20) – NYC from the ISS

Photo — “NYC from the ISS”

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Photograph of New York City illuminated at night from the International Space Station.  Taken March 23, 2013.

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Daily Photo (6/3/20) – Basaltic Prisms, Santa Maria Regla, Mexico

Photo — “Basaltic Prisms, Santa Maria Regla, Mexico”

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“The natural phenomenon of columnar basalt is a volcanic byproduct — the (mostly) hexagonal columns form naturally as thick lava rapidly cools, contracting and creating cracks in the surface of the new rock. The site pictured above is near the Santa Maria Regla Hacienda, north of Mexico City in the state of Hidalgo.” 

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Daily Photo (5/13/20) – Bush and the Babe

Photo — “Babe Ruth and George Bush, 1946”

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Ninety years ago laboratory equipment and safety standards were a little more relaxed than today!

A photograph of Hall of Famer and baseball icon George Herman “Babe” Ruth and future President (and Yale baseball team captain) George Herbert Walker Bush at Yale University in 1946.

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Daily Photo – Hole Punch Cloud

Photo — “Hole Punch Cloud Over POrtland”

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“A fallstreak hole, also known as a hole punch cloud, punch hole cloud, skypunch, canal cloud or cloud hole, is a large circular or elliptical gap, that can appear in cirrocumulus or altocumulus clouds. Such holes are formed when the water temperature in the clouds is below freezing but the water has not frozen yet due to the lack of ice nucleation particles (see supercooled water).” (Wikipedia)

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Daily Photo – Coming Attractions, 1931

Photo — “Coming Attractions, 1931”

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“Children read the coming attractions of the traveling Silvan Drew Circus in Bristolville, Ohio, published October 1931 (Jacob J. Gayer/National Geographic Society/Steven Kasher Gallery)”

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Culturally Authentic Picture Lexicon

Culturally Authentic Picture Lexicon

The Culturally Authentic Picture Lexicon (CAPL) is a great site to use in classes to help students find pictures that are both authentic and appropriate from other cultures and countries.  All the photographs held in the database were taken by natives of the culture and are organized by language and also by region.  You can either browse or search the CAPL to find great photos from around the world.

One of the great benefits of the CAPL in education is that it can be used by teachers outside of simply being another repository for photos.  Each picture is cataloged by language and region and contains both an English description and foreign language translation.  This is an excellent way to infuse your world language curriculum into searching and project creation.

Another way many educators use the CAPL is to have students use the photos as writing prompts in world history and cultures classes, to recreate the images in art classes, to identify plants and animals in science, or to address cultural differences in Social Studies classes.  The CAPL is a perfect accompaniment to a Project-Based Learning environment with endless cross-curricular possibilities.

Last, but not least, check out the Pictolang Tab on CAPL as well.  This will take you to a sister site where students can play four different games that use the CAPL’s photos:

  • Visual Word Trainer – Turns the photos into flash cards so students can practice or learn vocabulary
  • Picture Match Game – Given 8 images, students choose the photo that matches the word or phrase caption and are given immediate feedback.
  • Word Match Game – Students see one image and find the appropriate caption or vocabulary word from 8 choices, again with immediate feedback
  • Analyst Game – Students are given one image and then match the corresponding culture from 8 choices.

I highly recommend giving CAPL a try for both your world language classes, as well as social studies can history classes where you are looking for fun, exciting ways to incorporate real world images and examples for students that infuse and are steeped in modern culture.