January 12, 2012

Engaging the Senses

In order to make more real for your students something that happened long ago or will happen in the future, such as the Second Coming, ask your students to engage all their senses as they view a photo, look at a graphic, or form an image in their mind about an event. Ask: “If you were there right now, what are you hearing? Do you taste anything? What do you smell? How are you feeling? Describe what you’re seeing.” In the case of a photo or other graphic it is useful to have them view the image in quadrants so they can focus special attention and likely see more detail.