Every day the Guardian newspaper run a feature called 24 hours in pictures. As part of this feature they publish a collection of around fifteen recent images. This includes pictures from current global events, as well as other notable images.
This feature is a fantastic resource and can be used in a variety of ways including:
- As a discussion starter – Why do people smoke?
- To spark debate – Should the United Nations be involved in the conflict in Libya?
- As a way of discussing emotions – How would you feel if you were imprisoned for voicing your opinion
- As a way of introducing politics into a lesson – What impact has the smoking ban had in England? Will the ban have the same effects in China?
- As a guessing game – Print off all 15 pictures. In groups the students decide what month/year the photographs were taken and the news events that they are depicting
- My favourite – Present the students with a selection of images. The students pick their favourite and discuss why they have picked that particular image.
Here’s a selection of the images published on the 7th April 2011.