My students and I explored the concept of what is a community this past week. Their assignment was to take a minimum of 6 pictures in the classroom, 6 pictures in the school, 6 pictures at home, and 6 pictures around town that represented their ideas of community. After they collected 24 pictures they shared them with each other in small groups. In the groups they talked about why they took the picture and how it represented community. After that they were to pick four of their pictures from their collection and create a poster with written explanations answering the question, "What is a community?" Below are four examples of their work.
I am a Social Science instructor at Aurora High School. I am currently teaching College/Honors American History and American History.