Introduction

Visual literacy is a multi-faceted subject matter, and faculty wishing to include images in their curriculum can quickly find themselves overwhelmed by the prospect of addressing visual literacy. For an introduction to the topic visit The Basics of Visual Literacy: Form, Context and Content. The following tools are intended to help faculty customize their curricula to incorporate visual literacy in ways that suit their individual instructional needs.   Some faculty may want to teach visual literacy as a one-time in- or out-of-class activity.   Others may want to teach visual literacy as multi-week or semester-long elements of their courses.  

Each one of the following tools can stand alone, or they can be combined with one another to build a customized visual literacy curriculum that suits your needs.  

Online Activities: a complilation of online activities contributed by faculty.

Activity Plans: activities and lesson plans contributed by faculty teaching with images.

Bank of Questions: a variety of entry points for exploring the components of visual literacy.

Learning Objectives: suggested strategies for using Toolbox elements to interpret, translate, construct and apply images.