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Critical viewing and museum decolonization

Critical viewing means you are an active, rather than a passive viewer and it influences the way we see and think about the world around us. 

A growing body of research suggest that if we teach children to become critical viewers, we do more than give them the ability to analyze the construction of isolated images; we also give them the ability to think critically about the composition of the picture, enhancing their ability to read words and worlds. 

How to use this resource: This document can be used in partnership with virtual or physical museum visits with your students. Begin with the vocabulary section as a teaching tool to make the topic more accessible to students. Use the questions posed throughout the document accompanied by the virtual museum visits for short- or long-term assignments or a discussion. There are additional resources available to design your own units of learning. 

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