Questioning Images

The Questioning Images lesson and resource has been developed in collaboration with the Visual Social Media Lab (Professor Farida Vis, Dr Simon Faulkner, Dr Karen Pashby and Hannah Guy), based at The Manchester School of Art and Education and Social Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University. It has been adapted from the Visual Social Media Lab and First Draft’s ‘20 Questions: Interrogating the Social Media Image’ framework and worksheet.



Today’s news literacy requires image literacy. Developing a habit of questioning images can make us more informed citizens and can help us identify misinformation or disinformation. In this lesson, students use their visual literacy and digital literacy skills in tandem through a visual framework to analyze images from a variety of online and offline sources. By working through the series of questions, students will develop everyday fact-checking habits and their ability to interpret and think critically about images.

Questioning Images Framework


Downloads and Links

Lesson Plan: PDF, Google Doc

Slide Deck:  PPTGoogle Slides

Questioning Images Framework: PDF

Questioning Images Worksheet: PDF, Google Doc

Teacher Guide: PDF