What can you “infer?”

10 Sep

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Grade 7-9 students: Here is your 5th image of a society. As you know from our discussion today, we can learn a lot about a society just by looking at an image and making a logical guess based on reason and evidence. Often we are curious to know more if all the information isn’t available. From your observations of this image post a comment by answering these questions:

What are you first thoughts when you see this photo?

Why do you think the structures on the left are different from the right?

What adjective could you use to describe this society?

Where do you think this society is? 

Add a “powerful” question about this society. 

Use a variety of descriptive words.

 

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7 Responses to “What can you “infer?””

  1. Josh September 11, 2013 at 12:54 am #

    My first thoughts

    When I first saw this picture I noticed that it was divided into two portions of a city. Two societies had developed in one city. One side is a populated concrete jungle of high-rises and tall apartment blocks while the other looked to be an over grown housing estate. The housing area is unbelievably disorganised. There are homes over homes and hardly a place to move around, this is true chaos. The other side looks more structured and organised.

    Why do you think the structures on the left are different from the right?

    The left side of the city probably consists of the poorer section of the community who can’t afford to update or renovate their homes. This city has used its money unevenly, advancing the right sided society and completely forgetting the left. The left sided housing area is a crumbling community that the government chooses to ignore. The city has put all its money and resources into the newer side.

    What adjective could you use to describe this society?

    If I had to pick one adjective I would probably use imbalanced. I think that this word clearly tells us the difference between the two sides.

    Where do you think this society is?

    Before I did research I though it looked like a densely populated part of China or Japan. But I was astonished to find out it is actually Caracas, the capital of Venezuela.
    A powerful question about this society?

    “How can this society have more balance in its development?”

  2. madeline September 11, 2013 at 1:55 am #

    when i saw the photo i thought it looked like a very crowded place.

    the buildings on the left are more crowded and small, it looks like the more populated area, the buildings on the right are not as close together and they are taller, i think that the building on the left are for the poorest people and the buildings on the right are for wealthier people
    i would describe the society as modern, big, and urban.

    i think that the society is some where in south america, probably Brazil.

    why is there so much poverty in such a big society, and how can we change that?

  3. Myron September 11, 2013 at 5:08 am #

    What are you first thoughts when you see this photo?
    My first thought when I saw this photo was “wow that looks crowded.” I mean of course the left of the photo. I then realized that although very crowded on the left, it doesn’t look very crowded on the right. This seems a very odd way to organize a city,

    Why do you think the structures on the left are different from the right?

    The structures on the left are different from the right in a few ways. Firstly the structures on the left are pact together like sardines, where as the ones on the right look a lot more spread out. Another difference is that the buildings on the left are very short but there’s many of them, and the ones on the right are very tall but there are in comparison quite few of them. The buildings on the right also look like more advanced structures, but I don’t know for sure because I can’t see the buildings on the left very well.

    What adjective could you use to describe this society?

    Two adjectives I would use to describe this society would be busy and stressful. Seeing as there are so many buildings it’s probably quite densely populated. Personally I would find living in a very busy society also very stressful. The buildings on the left seem so close together that it would be hard to move around. However I am don’t know if people who live in this society would see it the same way.

    Where do you think this society is? 

    I am guessing this society is in China or India, as I know both countries are quite overpopulated. However there are many other overpopulated places, so I’m not sure.

    Add a “powerful” question about this society. 

    In this society what is the size of the average living quarters for a family in meters?

  4. Mark September 11, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

    What are you first thoughts when you see this photo?
    How different the two parts of the city are.

    Why do you think the structures on the left are different from the right?
    The ones on the left are actually structures and the ones on the left are houses thrown together with anything they could find.

    What adjective could you use to describe this society?
    Clustered

    Where do you think this society is?
    Asia or South America

    Add a “powerful” question about this society.
    How did the city get to the point where it is completely different from the rest.

  5. leo September 11, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

    I think this city is very very crowded. And I think the people who live on the left is poor ,and the right side is rich. And this is a hot and uncomfortable city. I think is in Canada.
    Why the rich people is rich,poor people is so poor?

  6. Veronica September 11, 2013 at 10:01 pm #

    My first thought about this picture is how different the buildings look.

    I think the people who live on the left side are poor, and the people on the right side are somewhat wealthy. The road in the middle looks as if it’s a barrier, keeping the other side out.

    An adjective to describe this society is segregated.

    I think this society is it South Africa.

    What would happen if the people on the left lived on the right and the people on the right lived on the left?

  7. Sean September 11, 2013 at 10:03 pm #

    What are you first thoughts when you see this photo?

    When I saw this photo, it looked like a third-world society back-to-back with a first-world society. One side seemed to be a mostly concrete homes and the other side looked like it contained many buildings. Most of them would be for business I’d imagine.

    Why do you think the structures on the left are different from the right?

    The difference I noticed was that the left side probably had lots of problems (poverty) going on and it seemed like the other side was cleaner and made for business. It also looks like the left side seems more black and white and the right side has many different colours and more diversity than just structures, they had parks, a stadium, etc.

    What adjective could you use to describe this society?

    I would use crowded, stressful, scary, surreal and odd to describe this (these) society.

    Where do you think this society is?

    I already know where this society is but if I had no idea where this place was, I would say somewhere in Brazil.

    Add a “powerful” question about this society.

    Why did this society end up this way and how can we help it be more balanced in the near future?

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