“Everyday the BBC runs a feature called the Day in Pictures that displays a small collection of photographs from around the world. … The Day in Pictures collections are part of a much larger resource from the BBC simply called In Pictures. The In Pictures resource provides hundreds of images in a variety collections and slide shows about current events throughout the world. … All of the images include captions explaining what is happening in the picture and a little background knowledge about the event being photographed.”
You could use these pictures as informative and relevant conversation prompts for your students.
The Day in Pictures is available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in_pictures
A recently updated post in Larry Ferlazzo’s blog, “The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons,” may give you some more good ideas: http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2010/06/27/the-best-ways-to-use-photos-in-lessons