Students analyze differing perspectives on the same situation, compare their own “smaller” perspectives to others’ perspectives and the “bigger picture”.
Students will be able to:
- Analyze differing perspectives on the same situation
- Compare their own “smaller” perspectives to others’ perspectives and the “bigger picture”
- Apply multiple perspectives to handle situations and solve problems
Writing utensils, one set of printouts of this handout per group, a way to display the image from the handout.
Directions for Independent Work:
|12 min||Show the full image and tell students this is the original full image.||You could print this on paper and distribute a few in the classroom, or you could display in front of the class on a screen.|
Give students time to discuss their experiences with this activity. The questions below can be used as a guide:
Give students time to respond to the “formative assessment” questions below.
Criteria for Success/Formative Assessment
Formative Assessment Reflection Questions:
- How can the process of considering others’ perspectives help you to become more respectful and to value others more?
- What are some of the challenges with combining others’ perspectives with your own? How can you overcome these challenges?
- What are some real-life situations in which you may experience something similar (when you and someone else have different, smaller pieces of a big picture but may be able to form a more accurate bigger picture by working together)?
Steps in this process and the activity idea are adapted from a lesson from the Personalized Leadership Training of Alpha Public Schools. (Find the original lesson, research, and ideas here).