The Woman in Red Dress photograph was taken on 28 May 2013, the very first day of the clashes between Turkish protesters and police. It has come to be a defining image of the events since that time. Two weeks later it still seems to capture so much about the story, the injustice and the cause. There are several versions of the image but this is the one that is used for the picturetelling activity.
- Language level: Intermediate (B1) +
- Learner type: Teens; Adults
- Time: 50 minutes
- Activity: Picturetelling
- Topic: Protests
- Language: Describing parts of an image
- Materials: A photojournalistic image
The lesson plan makes use of a sketch outline of the image. I used an iPad app called Graphite to create this (click on images to enlarge).
In the following version, I used Picasa to add text.
Another idea for using outlines would be to create a gallery of sketches based on photographs from the protests. Ask students to speculate what is happening in each picture before showing them the actual images and moving on to the story and issues.
Note the language point: Subject + ing form of the verb
- A women being sprayed with pepper spray
- A policeman spraying a women with pepper spray
- Two women escaping from the scene
Answers here: http://imgur.com/a/JvJD3