The Victorians: Learn to work like a historian is a new site from The National Archives of the United Kingdom. With a very accessible video guide, you….work like a historian investigating multiple artifacts and take notes in an online notebook. You can then save or print-out your notes.
I was particularly impress by its simple, yet sophisticated, instructional guidelines, which can be easily used away from the site on just about any photo or artifact — historical or not — as a tool for higher-order thinking.
The site uses the acronym “LACE”:
In other words, it goes something like this:
Look: Describe what you see
Ask: What questions do you need to ask, and answer to make sense of what you have seen?
Conclude: What do the things you have discovered from this source tell about what it was like to be…….
Expand: What more would you like to know? How can you find out?
Because of that guideline’s usefulness, I’m adding this post to The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons.