3 d ii). Analyze the criteria for good pictures.
Criteria for good pictures
- A picture selected for History and Government teaching and learning must be:
- Truthful and accurate: A picture which portrays any event or subject in history must represent it truthfully.
- Clear and easy to understand: Important parts of the picture must stand out clearly. It must also portray one dominant idea.
- Interesting: Since the aim of using a picture is to arouse interest and stimulate the mind, it must be attractive in its artistic form and colour.
- Clean and in good condition: It should not be faded and crumpled on the edges.
- Suitable: A picture should be suitable for a particular purpose. To achieve this, one must ask the following guiding questions: What point is it meant to illustrate?; What part is it meant to play in the lesson? ; For what particular purpose is it suitable?
- Visible: It should be large enough and easily visible to the entire class.
- Relevant and useful: A picture must have some educational value making an important contribution to the lesson.
- Pleasing and harmonious: It must have original colours accurately and vividly reproduced.
- Artistically and technically of high quality