These images will be used in a word association activity. I will project the images on the screen and have students write the first 1-3 words that the image makes them think of. Following the activity, we will have pair discussions that focus on these questions:
- Share the word(s) that you wrote down with your partner. What about the image made you write the word(s) you did?
- Are the words you wrote similar or different from your partner?
- Why do you think the images made you think of different words or similar words?
Following these discussions, we will have a whole class discussion talking about students’ responses and moving toward the question of “what shapes our perspectives?” The goal of this lesson is to build an understanding that multiple factors (such as our past experiences) shape our perspective of the world and that, oftentimes, our perspective varies from that of our classmates. Most importantly, we will address that while our perspectives vary we need to respect the perspectives of our peers even if we disagree.