Students use their critical-thinking skills to analyze photographs of developing countries to answer the question, “What’s right with this picture?” Students then discuss the concept of sustainable development. In Part 1, the class works together to determine the strengths and assets of the community featured in the photo to identify positive aspects as so often only negative views of developing countries are thought of. The concept of sustainable development is discussed as a class. In Part 2, students work in small groups to analyze new photographs of communities in developing countries and construct their own list of “What’s right with this picture?” and how those assets could be built upon to improve peoples’ lives.

What's Right With This Picture

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