Think Like a Historian: Introduction to the Halifax Explosion

ARTHUR LISMER Finding Proof Use this worksheet to support the ‘Finding Proof’ exercise in Activity 5 of Think Like a Historian: The Halifax Explosion Education Guide. Point of comparison Source 1: Arthur Lismer sketch Source 2: Halifax Explosion photograph 1. Subject(s) Who is portrayed? 2. Message(s) What is communicated? 3. Style and Mood How is the message communicated? 4. 5. In pairs, compare one of Arthur Lismer’s sketches with a similar photograph from the previous pages. Record your notes about the details in the images in the chart below. Consider the following questions as you review your findings: • Are the images more similar or different? • What are the most important similarities or differences? Are there inconsistencies? • What does comparing images of the event reveal to you about the Halifax Explosion? T H I N K L I K E A H I S T O R I A N . C A