What is Home?

Based on the exhibition Finding Home, presented at Photoville 2017 by Pulitzer Center & Time.
Lesson Overview

Students will explore ideas of “home” in connection to refugees worldwide and homelessness locally by looking closely at the images and text from Finding Home.

Learning Objectives
  • Analyze text and images in order to synthesize information and reflect on the question: What is home?
  • Compare and contrast their ideas of home with the “home” portrayed in the media, Finding Home.
  • Evaluate and revise their ideas and connections to this topic by discussing the details in the text and images.

This lesson plan was created during United Photo Industries’  2017 Education Day. Many thanks to the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment for supporting UPI Education!


Brenna McLaughlin, Eliseo Rivera, Anna Knutson with Fareed Mostoufi (Pulitzer Center)

Featuring photography and reporting by

Aryn Baker, Lynsey Addario, and Francesca Trianni

Grade Level

6th – 12th grade


Humanities, Photography

Time Required

90 minutes

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