Context: TItled “Find the Range of Your Patriotism by Enlisting in the Navy” was created to encourage more United States Americans to enlist in the Navy during World War I.
Icebreaker Prompt: Analyze the image. Does the caption help understand the image? Create a new caption for the image.
Response: The caption does help understand the image. It shows men working together to defeat the enemy. The caption points out that those men are patriots for doing so. Additionally, the “range” that the caption holds refers to the range of American patriotism. If one was not to enlist at all, one might be considered less than a patriot than those who did enlist. The new caption is “You Can Become an American Patriot by Enlisting”.
Context: This image, taken by Dorothea Lange shows school children saying the Pledge of Allegiance in April 1942. During this time, World War II was raging on and at this point, the United States had already joined the Allied Forces.
Icebreaker Prompt: Analyze the image. What do you think the subjects in the photo are thinking? Create a thought bubble for the subjects in the image.
Response: The subjects are saying the Pledge of Allegiance. Many of the students look like they are getting into the pledge and are enjoying their time to be patriotic. As for the thought bubbles, I picked the three girls in the front row. The one on the far left is thinking “I hope I am getting these words right. I don’t want to seem unpatriotic.”. The girl in the middle is thinking “This is my favorite part!”. And finally, the girl on the far right is thinking “This is a great poem. I love reciting it every day at school.”.
Context: This image shows the rally against the Dakota Access Pipeline in Minnesota. The planned pipeline was going to bring in thousands of barrels of oil ranging from North Dakota to Illinois. The pipeline’s track was intended to pass upstream from the Sioux Nation. The protest was to prevent the pipeline as well as prevent contamination of the water of the Sioux nation.
Icebreaker Prompt: Analyze the image. Brainstorm a list of five questions. Rank them based on the level of interest.
- Is protest a form of patriotism?
- Was the pipeline stopped?
- Is there another way to extract fossil fuels without disrupting any person’s way of life?
- When people protest against the government for positive progress and way of life, is that considered patriotism?
- What does it mean for the American perception of native tribes if the government allowed the pipeline to negatively affect the Sioux Nation?