Point of view

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I find that many of my students have a fixed worldview. Often our worldview is shaped entirely from our parents, teachers and friends. This can lead to a very narrow view of the world, our place in it, and our opinions of what is right/wrong, or good/bad. This can prove problematic for students that intend to study and or work abroad.

I use the first two minutes of this video to open a dialogue about perspective and point of view. Then we will discuss current news events and I will try to get students to articulate a story from multiple sides. The key to this lesson is choosing the right news story. One topic that seems to get a great response is the Edward Snowden and the NSA leaks story. I have different students put forward three different perspectives: Traitor, Patriot, or Social Outcast just looking for attention.

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