In our classrooms, as we begin to look at other cultures around the world and in our own country, the students have started to discuss the meaning of perspective. We have talked about the difference between facts and opinions ("I know that..." vs. "I think that...") as well as the idea that how you perceive the world is affected by your own story (connecting to our year's overarching theme - What is our story?). As we journey through the year, students will learn about cultures and values different from their own and will be encourage to understand that, just because we see something that may be strange or different, it does not mean that it is incorrect or "bad".
Up to this point, some activities the students have worked on have included:
-Guessing mystery objects from a bag and understanding that someone will usually guess an item that is familiar to them
-An art project drawing a "naturaleza muerta" (still life) from different perspectives to show that the same items can be seen in different ways
-Looking at First Day of School photos from other countries and observing similarities and differences to their own first day!
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