visual culture Secondary curriculum
We live in a visual world of sophisticated, dynamic images. Visual literacy is central to developing diverse communication skills as well as understanding and embracing cultural differences. Analyzing how images influenced world events and how they continue to impact action, desire and beliefs today is critical to a 21st century education. However, to fully see the entire world view, or gestalt, one has to recognize the role all disciplines play in culture, including oral and print culture based on language, words, and writing.