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*With permission, Historical photographs of IWU


A. Stimulate Your Senses:

What is this place? What is available in this place? This place is the school of nursing, which is now known as Stevenson Hall. This building has classrooms that teach students the skills they need to become nurses.

Who is in the photo? What is that person doing? There are two students in this picture. They are working together to prepare a some sort of needle with medicine.

Where is this place? When was the photo taken? This place is in the school of nursing and was taken in 1957.

When does it appear this photo is taken? Now? in the Past? This photo was taken in 1957. It is clear that this picture is from the past because the supplies look old and the clothes are out of style.

B. Change:

What's changed? What's still the same? What replaced this scene and why? The materials are mostly the same, they have just been advanced due to the latest technology. This scene is the same as today with more up-to-date equipment and uniforms.



C. Imagine You Are There:

Write a letter about how your day was when this picture was taken.

Dear Bobby,

Today we learned how to draw a vaccination for polio. It made me very nervous at first because it was hard to measure exactly how much of the vaccination without getting air bubbles and other harmful things. I am very excited to be a nurse, but it's hard to learn about all of these diseases. I'm happy that my partner is very easy going. I was having trouble the whole day, but she was very confident and helped me a lot.

It is important that I learn about all these vaccines, and all the other things that I need to know about. I want to be a war nurse, but it will be a very scary time. I will have to learn to help people who have been blown to pieces. I hope that I will do well in the future.

Love,

Betty

Dear Betty,

That is great that you are already learning so much and are getting to work hands-on with the materials. I think that it is good that your partner is easy going because that will help you both to get your work done on time while remaining open to trying out new ideas. You should never lack confidence in yourself because you are very talented and so smart. Your partner's encouraging attitude will help you in the future when things become more intense. I agree that it is important to learn about all of these vaccines in order to continue your study in nursing. I know that you are going to become a great nurse in the future and I hope that you keep the same desire for it that you display now.

Love,
Bobby