Between the Waters: Analyzing Historical Photographs Activity

There are hundreds of historical photographs pertaining to Hobcaw Barony and the Baruch family, most of which are archived at the Georgetown County Digital Library (http://www.gcdigital.org/). Many of these photographs can also be found throughout the Between the Waters website. They provide a rich visual record of life at Hobcaw during the first half of the 20th century, and an opportunity for students to increase their literacy skills. Photographs contain a great deal of information but they can also contain misinformation. In this lesson students learn how to analyze or "read" a photograph, an important aspect of visual literacy.

 

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