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Session 1

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  • Introduce students to the art of observation.
  • Set the scene "You are a Crime Scene Investigator who has been given a set of thumbprint photographs from the book Big Smoke or a selection of thumbprints you have found yourself. Your task is to select 10 of the thumbprints and note details onto a storyboard . Glue the photos on and write notes below answering the following questions: What has happened in the scene? What are the people looking at? What is the object they are standing next to?"
  • Use a magnifying glass to make visual observations.
  • Share observations with the group.
  • Direct students to the facial expressions, what are they thinking and what do they see.
  • Sequence thumbprints into an order of relevance.
  • Explain storyboard to a buddy/group.
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