Representing Your Setting
DAY 2 ACTIVITY
Look at an image for details about its setting
Create an image that represents your setting
Paper or notebook
Drawing materials (optional)
“Drafting Template” handout (optional)
We’re thinking about
"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!
We know that we can learn about other people's settings by looking at pictures. But are all pictures photographs?
Let’s think like historians!
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This is a sketch by the artist Vincent van Gogh. What can we learn about the setting?
Who: Who is in the picture? What are they wearing? How are they connected to each other?
What: What objects do you see? What activities do you see?
Where: What’s in the background? Is this inside or outside?
When: What time of day do you think it is? What season could it be? Do you think this is today or long ago?
Keep in mind your challenge this week: Create a “Here and Now Snapshot” to represent your setting at this time.
Today, you will complete the next step of the challenge, which is to make a first draft of your “Here and Now Snapshot”!