Earlier today I posted about a project designed to encourage students to gain an understanding of how sources in history can be utilised to build an argument or an account relating to an event, personality or period in history.
Back in 1996, together with artist Nathan Simpson, I created a fictitious landscape back that is bleak and empty of human life. The object for the students was to gather a variety of clues and piece together what has happened. I have reworked a few more images from the project and smaller copies of the same are displayed below together with those also posted earlier.
How would you use these images? A wiki? A blog? A dedicated web site? Allow the students to take the images and rework them and add additional clues?
The completed project will include additional images that depict the embedded clues in an enlarged format.
Simply based on the images shown below what do you think befell the denizens of this landscape?
Closer view of the town
Exterior view of house
Interior view of house
Exterior view of library
Interior view of library
Exterior view of metro rail station
Interior view of metro rail station
Exterior view of research laboratory
Interior view of research laboratory