s.o.s: Visual Walkabout

Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum.

Visual Walkabout
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A visual walkabout’s purpose is to provide an opportunity to engage students in a concept that will be covered by providing them ‘sneak peaks’ of important components through the presentation of a series of images. Students can begin making connections and asking questions that will determine the flow of the unit.  This also allows educators to assess prior knowledge and address early misconceptions.



  • Search Discovery Education for 8-10 images that correlate with your unit of study.
  • Provide a little information on what your unit of study is and have students visit image stations to provide evidence as to how the image connects and what questions it raises.

You can take the challenge by:

  • Implementing this strategy and letting us know how it went by posting a comment below.
  • Using this strategies in your grade level planning discussions and/or professional development and reporting your events. (Remember we consider an event anytime 3 or more educators gather together… doesn’t have to be in a computer lab… could be sitting around the lunch table)
  • Photocopying the flier and distributing it in your colleague’s boxes and/or posting it to your own BulleDEN board.

So see other strategies in this series click here.  For a link to all the PDFs in this series click here.


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  1. jprato said:

    I love this idea. Getting students to connect to the curriculum through a sneak peek in such an interactive way is an awesome way to engage all students while sparking their curiosity. I’m going to try this with our next class novel that deals with the Revolutionary War. THANKS!

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