When we wear glasses, it affects how we see the world. In the same way, there are many invisible lenses that we all look through to see the world. It’s important that we can identify our own lenses and the lenses of others to help us understand the world around us. It helps us identify various perspectives in journalism, stories, and writing. It’s always important for us to identify these lenses and notice how it impacts what a person is saying.
This resource includes three days worth of activities that will allow a teacher to walk students through the process of identifying their own lenses and how it impacts how they see the world. The second day, students will look at various statements and identify various lenses from which the author has. Finally, students will complete a written assignment in which they practice writing as they analyze how a person’s point of view can impact what they say.
Included in this purchase will be 7 pages of PDF handouts for students including a graphic identifying different lenses we have, Lens Action Sheet, Analyzing Point of View Sheet with 11 statements for students to analyze, graphic organizer to chart their findings and also a handout for students to complete the writing assignment.
Additionally, there is a lesson plan for the three days as well as a Powerpoint presentation to guide you through the three days of activities.