Picture the New Year

thebigpictureIf you have been following the news about what is happening in the Middle East, you might be interested in what the Boston Globe’s The Big Picture on (Dec 31st) published photos under the title: Israel and Gaza.  These still photographs are very poignant, and thought-provoking (and disturbing).  Somehow I find these large, silent, still images even more moving than the tv news videos, which are disturbing but are also quickly gone as the stations move on to the next story. One comment posted about the photos was a quote from Benjamin Franklin “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”

I have mentioned the Big Picture before and their photographs offer some wonderful images of many things. Last time I think I wrote a post about the photos of hurricanes. They have also done 3 posts looking back at 2008. All these photos offer a wonderful resource for teachers to use to begin, or further, discussions on all sorts of topics.


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