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UNIT ONE: Toward Independence

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PONDERING PERCEPTION

This is an inquiry-based activity designed to uncover how we perceive.

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PLEASE DO NOW!

If a tree falls in the woods and no one is around, does it make a "sound"?
Write a minimum of five (5) lines.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Various Activities to Uncover a Deeper Understanding of Perception.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What do you see?
It is really only BLACK shapes!
A dog, you say.

What is the FIRST thing you see?
An Eskimo?  An Indian's Head?

Really!?!
Anything moving?

What do you see?
45th Infantry insigna US Army prior to 1930
How does this picture make you feel?

 
 
 

How to give a friendly HELLO!
Not everyone says hello the same way.

What do you see?
Actually, many little images make up this picture.
CLICK on the image for a close-up view.

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WRAP-UP

What does all this have to do with ...
social studies,
geography,
life?

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OBJECTIVES:
  • Define "perception".
  • Define "ethnocentrism".
  • Identify several important factors affecting perception.

 
 
 
 
 
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CLASS NOTES:
  • My definition of "perception" is
    • the PROCESS
    • of ABSORBING and INTERPRETING
    • INFORMATION
    • from the senses.

 
 
BIG IDEA #1

We try to make sense out of what we see and experience.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BIG IDEA #2

We don't all see the same thing the same way.

 
 
 
 
 
 
BIG IDEA #3

Our perceptions are NOT always reliable.

 
 
 
 
 
BIG IDEA #4

Our perceptions tend to create feelings or value judgments within us.

 
 
 
 
BIG IDEA #5

We tend to believe our perception is the CORRECT one!

"Ethnocentrism"
the belief that your way of life, doing things,
is the correct way.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BIG IDEA #6

Our perceptions change through various experiences.

 
Perception
Ethnocentrism