Images As Conversation Starters

Images can be a really effective, low prep way of getting students interested in a subject. All you need to do is show them a picture and get them to discuss their reaction to it. With the right choice of photo, you might even get a full lesson out of it.

I like to collect images which I think will be thought-provoking, challenging and perhaps a bit mysterious. Below is a collection of some of these images which you might find useful, along with their back story so you know the context behind the picture.

You can download a powerpoint with some of these images and discussion questions here.

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The funeral of Karen Lloyd who was buried in a Costa coffee coffin because of he love of latte's. See SWNS story SWCOFFEE; A latte lover who lost her battle with cancer was laid to rest in a COSTA COFFEE-inspired coffin. Brave Karen Lloyd was known amongst her friends and family for her love of shopping and caffeine. So when the mother-of-two recently passed away, it was decided she would be given a fitting send off. Karen, 51, had a specially made Costa Coffee-liveried coffin made, with the words ‘one shot, extra hot skinny latte’, written underneath.

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Flags made of food

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Rembrandt - Night Watch

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Screen Shot 2012-07-16 at 18.25.59

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The World As We Know

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An all natural banana

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