Holiday Writing: Packing Crates
Students will consider what makes something a "holiday photo" and then write a short, structured poem.
This photo, titled "Christmas Gifts" was taken in 1914. It shows Americans packing gifts to send to children in Europe who are affected by World War I.
- First, students will simply look at the photo, noting interesting details that pop out to them.
- Then, they'll consider how this photo is both a strange example of a holiday photo, but also a perfect example.
- They'll write a draft of a five line, structured poem about this photo.
- Finally, they'll revise their writing and add some sizzle.