Kevin Jarrett has done it again and found a great resource for English Language Learners and all students called Image Detective from the Center For Children and Technology.

I’m not going to go into all the details here, and I’d really encourage you to read Kevin’s post about it — he explains it completely with several screenshots. Basically, students choose images from United States history and are guided through a critical thinking process about it.

The language, and images, are very accessible to English Language Learners. It’s a great site. However, it would be an extraordinary site if one of the early steps of the process paid a little more attention to explicit vocabulary instruction that would scaffold the rest of the activities.

I’ll be placing the link somewhere on my United States History page.