Evaluating the Work


15-20 Minutes

  • Reflect on your progress

  • Make a plan to improve your work

  • Your work from previous activities

  • Paper or notebook

  • Writing tool


We’re thinking about

the question: 

"How can I capture where I am in time and place?"

Your challenge this week is to create a “Here and Now Snapshot” to represent your setting in words and images.

Let's Get Started!

You’ve already created the first draft of a “Here and Now Snapshot” that shows your setting using words and pictures!

Pause to reflect on your work. When someone looks at your work, will they understand your setting?

Look at this student’s “Here and Now Snapshot.” How much does this image tell you about the historical setting?


  • What is your reaction to this? 

  • What do you think the maker is trying to communicate?

  • Which details show the Who, What, Where, and When?

Now imagine we have the chance to give another student feedback on their work to make it stronger and clearer.

What advice would you give the artist to make this work even stronger?

  • The artist could add…

  • The artist could try…

  • The artist could adjust…

Keep in mind your challenge this week: Create a “Here and Now Snapshot” to represent your historical setting at this time.

Today, you will explore your own first draft to check if you are meeting your goal to show your historical setting in words and pictures.

  1. Pencils down! This is a thinking exercise!

  2. Look at your work and ask:

    • Which details show the Who, What, Where, and When?

    • What will the viewer think or feel when they see this work?

  3. Wait, still don’t touch your work! First, make a work plan! Complete one of these sentences:

    • I will add…

    • I will try…

    • I will adjust…

Ready for Day 4?

On day 4, you will finalize your "Here and Now Snapshot."